Friday, October 14, 2011

Siri vs Human

When Apple introduced their latest version of the iPhone, the 4S, many Apple aficionados were disappointed. Apparently they had been expecting to see an iPhone 5.

I’m not sure what great technological advances the iPhone 5 was (or better yet “is”) supposed to deliver but the reviews coming in for the iPhone 4S are pretty good. Particularly a new voice recognition feature called Siri. Presumably that’s what the “S” is about.

Siri is more than voice recognition software. It includes artificial intelligence, making it a sort of virtual assistant.

Today I ran across this funny little video from The New York Times that pits Siri against a human assistant.

I think it’s a draw, but then how many of us have a human assistant...
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