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Bigzizzzle
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Franklin, TN
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[rant] Siri vs Google

So me and my sister were looking for a coffee shop the other day.

Me = Droid Bionic

Her = Iphone 4S

Sister:
We start with Siri. "Coffee shops in East Nashville"
Siri's Reply " Im sorry I can't locate sex shops in iceland"

Me
" Coffee Shops in East Nashville"
Bingo presto logical valid results.

Anyone else think siri really sucks. My sister has the clearest American english voice ever.


donoreo
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North York, ON
I turned it off on my 4s.


Bigzizzzle
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Franklin, TN
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reply to Bigzizzzle
Its funny she has never got it to work like how they market it on those fancy commercials.

I know its still in Beta but jeez. Its not like we have ethnic voices or anything which could blur the lines of voice recognition.


donoreo
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said by Bigzizzzle:

Its funny she has never got it to work like how they market it on those fancy commercials.

I know its still in Beta but jeez. Its not like we have ethnic voices or anything which could blur the lines of voice recognition.

You are in Tennessee, that is pretty ethnic to me


Bigzizzzle
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We were both born in the Midwest. Not far from Canada. we don't have those southern twang voices.


donoreo
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said by Bigzizzzle:

We were both born in the Midwest. Not far from Canada. we don't have those southern twang voices.

When I was in North Carolina a few times for work, people guessed I was from California because I "spoke like on TV".

Still if I sound Californian, where Siri was designed, why is it still useless? I got to the point I never bothered trying anymore and as mentioned, turned it off.
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Jackarino
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reply to Bigzizzzle
Remember Siri is still considered a beta


HiVolt
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said by Jackarino:

Remember Siri is still considered a beta

Yet its been marketed as the key feature of the iPhone 4S.

IMO it doesn't matter if it's beta or not. It rarely works right.
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banditws6
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reply to Bigzizzzle
I almost never use Siri either.

I love the voice dictation features, but Siri itself (herself?) isn't very useful to me. And the few times I decide to try it, I usually get some useless answer or it misinterprets my question.

The voice dictation can understand me just fine and I do enjoy sending texts that way, but my wife (who is Thai) absolutely cannot use it. With her accent, it can't make heads or tails of what she is saying.
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ToxicDrew
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reply to Bigzizzzle
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I asked it up in Massachusetts and by simply saying TN it replied correctly.
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Bigzizzzle
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Ugly Mugs is a good place btw. What app do you use for screen caps? require jail breaking?


TamaraB
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Da Bronx
It's built in. Hold down the round button and briefly depress the sleep button. The capture goes into the Camera Roll.


HiVolt
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said by Bigzizzzle:

What app do you use for screen caps? require jail breaking?

Hold the home button and the sleep button and the screen will "flash" then the screenshot is saved into your camera roll.

It's a built in feature, it doesn't require a JB.
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Bigzizzzle
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thanks i'll let my sister know about that.


JohnInSJ
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Aptos, CA
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said by Bigzizzzle:

Ugly Mugs is a good place btw. What app do you use for screen caps? require jail breaking?

Your sister has a 4s and doesn't know how to take a screenshot? Screen caps have been supported since, um, iOS 2 - 2008?

Siri is backed by nuance for voice reco. It's reasonably good for speaker independent reco. Not amazingly good, but at least as good as google's (which is the same as used in GV voice transcription, where they get all that free exemplar voice data to train on)

There might be a way to get it to mis-reco coffee shop, but sex for coffee isn't gonna happen. Two syllable utterance to single syllable word, plus the filter on sex shop, means this didn't happen.

Cool story though.
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Alcohol
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reply to Bigzizzzle
Google now on 4.1 is great. Makes siri look like a complete joke.
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Bigzizzzle
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reply to Bigzizzzle
It sure as hell happened, not sure why though. We fucking nearly wrecked when siri replied with that.

My sister is not a power user by all means an hasn't had an iphone long. We upgraded her from a blackberry a few months back.

We even turned of the radio, an turned down the AC to ensure nothing would interfere with voice recognition.


JohnInSJ
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Aptos, CA
said by Bigzizzzle:

It sure as hell happened, not sure why though. We fucking nearly wrecked when siri replied with that.

My sister is not a power user by all means an hasn't had an iphone long. We upgraded her from a blackberry a few months back.

We even turned of the radio, an turned down the AC to ensure nothing would interfere with voice recognition.

so she can get sex from coffee - "siri, coffee" is recoed as siri, sex?

Neat. Really doubtful, based on the science.
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Bigzizzzle
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reply to Bigzizzzle
Siri isn't scientific. It works an it doesn't work. Happens all the time to multiple people commenting on here.