Siri

HAL 9000 From ‘A Space Odyssey’ Is Coming for You in Siri iPhone Dock Form
HAL 9000 From ‘A Space Odyssey’ Is Coming for You in Siri iPhone Dock Form
The calm demeanor and occasional irreverence of Siri, Apple's new natural language personal assistant software, has quickly garnered comparisons to the super computer HAL 9000 in the Stanley Kubrick classic '2001: A Space Odyssey.' The folks at Think Geek have capitalized on the similarities between the two with their IRIS 9000 Voice Control Module for Siri.
5 Accents Apple’s Siri Doesn’t Understand [VIDEOS]
5 Accents Apple’s Siri Doesn’t Understand [VIDEOS]
When it comes to recognizing American, French or German accents, Apple's new personal assistant software Siri is a certified pro. But throw some tone terracing at her and maybe a few unvoiced consonants and Siri is likely to get confused faster than you can say "linguistics." Scroll down for five accents Siri has had particular trouble with only a few weeks into its release.
Apple’s New Siri Technology Has a (Hilarious) Mind of Its Own
Apple’s New Siri Technology Has a (Hilarious) Mind of Its Own
Apple's voice-recognition technology, Siri, has been lauded for its groundbreaking ability to understand natural human language rather than just simple commands. In the past, most people have used it for various mundane activities -- finding the nearest sushi restaurant or theater showtimes for a movie, for example. In its most recent incarnation, you can even ask it questions ("Will it rain
Apple’s Siri Voice-Recognition App Is the ‘Butt’ of Jokes in Japan
Apple’s Siri Voice-Recognition App Is the ‘Butt’ of Jokes in Japan
During Tuesday's 'Let's Talk iPhone' presentation, Apple wowed the audience with a demonstration of the Siri voice-recognition technology, which can understand natural human language rather than just simple commands. Even more wowed? Japanese audiences. Seems the word "siri" is dangerously close to "shiri," which is Japanese slang for one's, shall we say, backside.