This thing actually seems smart, judging by the demos. It actually interprets what you are saying. You don't talk to it using commands. You just talk to it like you would talk to another person. So instead of asking "tell me the weather today" you can just say "Do I need a raincoat?" and it will reply "It sure does look like rain today!" Or if you say "Wake me up tomorrow at 6am" it will automatically set up the alarm for you. Or "hey, remind me to buy milk later" and it will remind you to buy milk as you pass near a grocery store—yes, Siri is location aware.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Living in the Future
If you didn't visit a news website, listen to NPR, or watch TV today, you might not know that Apple announced its iPhone 4S today. It includes Siri, which is, at it's simplest an assistant you can talk to. Just read this from Gizmodo. It sort of blows my mind. It's crazy actually. Sci-fi movies are slowly becoming reality.