“Is Siri up to Apple’s standards?” John Paczkowski askss for AllThingsD.
“Some would argue that it isn’t, and that the speech-recognition personal assistant that’s built into the iPhone 4S was released before it was really ready,” Paczkowski reports. “Apple CEO Tim Cook disagrees. But during an interview at D10 Tuesday night, he said Apple is working hard to improve it.”
Paczkowski reports, “‘Siri is one of the most popular features of iPhone 4S,’ Cook said. ‘But there’s more that it can do, and we have a lot of people working on this. And I think you will be really pleased with some of the things you’re going to see over the coming months. We have some cool ideas about what Siri can do. We have a lot going on on this. … Sure, it can be broader, and so forth, but we see unbelievable potential here. We’re doubling down on it.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Beta.
Siri needs to learn a wide range of accents from around the world. This is why Siri is a public beta. Siri is in learning mode. Mossberg ought to know this.
If Apple never released Siri, but a personal assistant half as good as the real Siri was available on Android handsets, Walt would stain his pants while pecking out reams of praise.