- 10-09-2011, 09:26 PM #1
Alright I have to ask... I've seen way too many posts praising iPhone 4's speech recognition engine, Siri, as something totally new and innovative.
Am I missing something? Android has had voice recognition in their OS for a while. With Mango we've got a ton of options on that front too. The ability to read incoming messages and dictate new messages is awesome.
How does Mango's voice recognition compare to Siri? Does one do more over the other? Discuss!
- 10-09-2011, 09:29 PM #2
From what I can tell Siri is a little more advanced. Saying stuff like "call my wife" instead of her name is something i dont think the others can do. I could be wrong though but i believe the siri technology is just a little more creepy/advanced
10-09-2011, 09:44 PM #4
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Siri is definitely more advanced, but it also requires a data connection. It does do some natural-voice commands, although you can't just tell it anything you want, there are certain keywords you need to use in the sentence.
But it is very cool, although I don't really talk to my phone nor want to, except to use the hands-free texting in the car, which I like.
- 10-10-2011, 01:36 AM #9
One of the big jumps is that it seems to work conversationally. So you ask it "how's the weather?" and it responds, but YOU can then respond "how about tomorrow?" and it'll answer - but it'll still know you're talking about the weather.
- 10-10-2011, 11:44 AM #10
Not hard to test. Just turn off data and WiFi and check.
You can't get a smartphone (here) without a data pack on contract, anyways, so it's pretty expected. These phones are near useless without a data plan.
- 10-14-2011, 04:46 PM #11
I had an android before my trophy, and the voice was very accurate. My Wp7 seems to fail to accurately analyze my speech. I tried looking for a bing voice vs siri vs android voice actions video, but I cannot find one.
EDIT: found it
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11-24-2011, 04:53 AM #13
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In Siri, it works like this. If you ask Siri for the first time "Call my wife" it does not only recognize the words you're saying, it actually understands that you're referring to a person. Hence Siri asks you "Who is your wife?", you then tell Siri the name of your wife and Siri then "knows" who is your wife, so the next time you ask Siri "Call my wife" it calls the right person.
Another example from one of the Apple ads: You can ask Siri not only "Find a local locksmith", you can actually simply say "I'm locked out" or "I lost my keys". Siri understands that "I'm locked out" means that you might need a locksmith and then searches for one. TellMe again only does speech recognition so it simply recognizes the words you're saying and puts them into a search enigne word by word. But Siri understands - to a certain degree - the meaning of your words.
Another great feature of Siri is it's ability to follow conversations, another thing TellMe can't do.
11-24-2011, 04:58 AM #14
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11-24-2011, 05:30 AM #16
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There's no two ways about it; Siri is owning the voice command function. I'm looking forward to seeing more from Tellme. I really hope MS will unveil some of the learning functions we saw from the Project Natal promos with Apollo.Google - "Don't be evil. . . much!"
- 11-24-2011, 09:41 AM #18
11-24-2011, 10:48 AM #19
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The underlying technology is similar. The difference isn't as much about the speech recognition, but the implementation.
To me, TellMe is almost like a game engine. There is core functionality built in there that's pretty neat and can do cool stuff. But Siri is an actual game. It's built on top of a similar engine, but they made something cool.
- 12-04-2011, 12:26 AM #20
I live with somebody who has an iPhone 4s. And Siri is definitely more advanced but in some cases I think it's annoying.
With WP when you say "Text Bob" then wait a second, then you can say your text like "Meet me for dinner at 10pm.".
With siri its like this... "Text Bob."... "Sending a text to Bob. What do you want it to say?"... "Meet me for dinner at 10pm."... "Ok, I am updating your text message... Is this correct?" Then you hit send and... "I am sending your text message."
It does a lot of stuff like that and I think that's great for old people who need voice activated programs to tell them what they are doing. But for somebody like me to just say what I want it to do and have the phone do it, I don't need voice confirmation for it.
- 12-04-2011, 12:51 AM #21
Where Siri is more advanced than sending text to Bob is how it knows to hold a convo with Bob. I watched the keynote and was really amazed because when they demonstrated, they didn't even mention a name, but Siri knew who to send it to.
- 12-04-2011, 01:43 AM #22