Archive for ‘Siri’

December 18, 2011

Apple’s new Santa ad!


Apple’s new commercial has Siri managing Santa’s 3.7 billion appointments. Check it out. 

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October 26, 2011

Siri Accessory – Iris 9000


The latest in the string of iPhone accessories is the Iris 9000 – a voice control module to control Siri from across the room. Place the iPhone 4S in the Iris cradle and tap the remote control to trigger Siri. The built-in microphone picks up your voice from 50 ft away and amplifies Siri’s responses. And of course, you can also use it as a speaker phone.  In other words, we might be on the way to cut out some personal assistant jobs with this new accessory, except Siri can’t do a coffee run. On the plus side, you will get to hear Siri’s quirky responses 😛

Iris 9000 (that’s Siri spelt backwards) is expected to release in Spring 2012 for $59.99. If you are interested you can register with ThinkGeek today.

October 18, 2011

Just for kicks: A duet with Siri


Jonathan Mann, the guy known for his antenna gate song played at the Apple press conference, Apple patent song and the iPhone 4 song is back with a Siri song. 

Check it out. Siri is stealing the thunder from the Android voice assistant. More on this later.


October 15, 2011

Siriously entertaining!


Siri, Apple’s intelligent assistant built into iPhone 4S seems to be the talk of the town with the release of iPhone 4S. Siri’s quirky responses are quite entertaining. If Apple calls this beta, I’m really curious to see what the improvements are going to be. I think Steve Jobs and Apple gave artificial intelligence the much-needed popularity with Siri.

Wall Street Journal spoke with one of the co-founders of Siri, a company that Apple bought for $200M in 2010. 

“There were many conversations within the team about whether it should be gender neutral” or “should have an ‘attitude,’ ” said Mr. Winarsky, who didn’t go to Apple, and still works at SRI. The result, before the software was bought by Apple, was “occasionally a light attitude,” he said.

When Apple began integrating Siri into the iPhone, the team focused on keeping its personality friendly and humble—but also with an edge, according to a person who worked at Apple on the project. As Apple’s engineers worked on the software, they were often thinking, “How would we want a person to respond?” this person said.

There are sites like “Shit that Siri says” and  “Sirioiusly Weird” that have already begun collecting Siri’s smart responses. Check it out! Let us know some of your favorite Siri comments!

Source: MacRumors, Wall Street Journal

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