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2012-06-20 11:34:48 AM
3 votes:
correction: Google looks to expand on their voice mining operations that started with Google 411 back in 2007 and continued with Google voice
2012-06-20 01:40:21 PM
2 votes:

schattenteufel: "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion* in the bank, to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
-Steve Jobs, shortly before his death


It should also be noted that Android (first as a standalone company and subsequently as a Google company) predates the first iOS release by about 4 years.
2012-06-20 02:34:15 PM
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: How can it rip-off something that isn't original itself?


Once Apple does anything, be it a GUI operating system, an MP3 Player or a smartphone, they automatically are regarded as retroactively having invented it, and anyone doing anything similar is "ripping them off"
2012-06-20 02:30:12 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: They should make a Siri....with attitude!

"biatch, you know that's rain that you hear. Look out the farking window. You're going to make some poor delivery boy drive all the way out to the Hills to bring you tomato soup? And why haven't you gotten naked in any movies yet? The clock is ticking."

"What the fark am I hearing? How many ounces in a cup? Let the what chill? You're Jules Winfield, motherfarker! Act like it."

"Okay John, you're just creeping me out. I'm shutting down. Loved you in Con Air."


They need to hire the lady that did the voice for GladOS in the protal games and let her ad-lib a bit on the responses and randomly and passive agressively promise you cake.
2012-06-20 01:00:08 PM
1 votes:
I'm willing to bet Google does it better.

Siri is pretty useless.
2012-06-20 12:56:23 PM
1 votes:

vpb: I wonder how many Apple fanbois think that Apple invented the concept of voice controlled computers?


Of course they did. This happened right after Steve Jobs invented the internet in 1984. It's just a pity that Parc Xerox stole their ideas for windows and mice.
2012-06-20 12:54:59 PM
1 votes:
How can it rip-off something that isn't original itself?
2012-06-20 12:46:47 PM
1 votes:

zedster: correction: Google looks to expand on their voice mining operations that started with Google 411 back in 2007 and continued with Google voice


THIS

My Android phone already has "dial name", can do Google searches and so forth.

If Google are putting more effort into this, they'll kill Siri. Google are extraordinary at search. If you search and put a place name in, it knows to do a map. If you search for Euro 2012 at the moment, it shows you the recent matches.

What Siri is doing with content is taking the "curated walled garden" route. They've partnered it with OpenTable, so when you say "italian restaurant", you'll get the nearby one that signed up to OpenTable. If the one just around the corner that's really good didn't sign up to OpenTable, you won't hear about it. It's actually quite an old fashioned way of looking at information, like the Yellow Pages.
2012-06-20 12:25:16 PM
1 votes:
Ask Ziggy
2012-06-20 12:24:41 PM
1 votes:

vpb: I wonder how many Apple fanbois think that Apple invented the concept of voice controlled computers?


The same number that believe Apple created the first mp3 player and touch screen phone.
2012-06-20 12:23:47 PM
1 votes:
Why is this a fail, trollmitter? Are you an Apple loving fanboy douchehat?
2012-06-20 12:22:18 PM
1 votes:
They should make a Siri....with attitude!

"biatch, you know that's rain that you hear. Look out the farking window. You're going to make some poor delivery boy drive all the way out to the Hills to bring you tomato soup? And why haven't you gotten naked in any movies yet? The clock is ticking."

"What the fark am I hearing? How many ounces in a cup? Let the what chill? You're Jules Winfield, motherfarker! Act like it."

"Okay John, you're just creeping me out. I'm shutting down. Loved you in Con Air."
 
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