Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2011 09:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "XDA member vari9 points us to an app developed by a few devs over at dexetra that basically does the same exact thing as Siri. Total development time? 8 hours, according to the devs. Needless to say, this little amount of time put in the app almost guarantees that it is in alpha stage and as such you are likely to receive weird answers or no answers at all, but as with everything in the world of Android, this is a work in progress, which will flourish rather soon due to the large interest that was generated on this technology thanks to Apple's marketing efforts." It's quite clearly not on the same level as Siri, but the fact these developers managed to get this far this quickly is pretty impressive. Then again, as long as Iris keeps interpreting 'Fiona Apple' as 'Fianna Apple', 'owner Apple' or 'George Bush' (?!), it's completely pointless to me. In any case, it's free on the Android Market.
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Too Euro centric
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 20th Oct 2011 14:12 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

I played with iris for a bit. The voice recognition is really the stock google voice recognition, so if the voice recognition doesn't work in other areas, it won't work for iris.

I tried asking iris who won the world series in 2010, and it recommended I follow the world cup instead. Asking about the Premier league, it told me that Arsenal would win. At one point it only picked up " who won" from the world series question and came up with the answer "America won!".

Really the voice search in the google widget does a much better job of finding the information, it just doesn't respond in a voice.

Google really could create a siri clone that would blow the doors off the Apple one, if they ever decided to do it.

Edit, wanted to change the title to "Iris mini review" , but it won't let me. I'm just asking for it to understand baseball, is that too much?

Edited 2011-10-20 14:14 UTC

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RE: Too Euro centric
by Kasi on Thu 20th Oct 2011 15:00 in reply to "Too Euro centric"
Kasi Member since:
2008-07-12

I'm just asking for it to understand baseball, is that too much?


Bill, Iris is a female name - obviously you are asking to much.

Instead you should as Iris about her day, and then have a deep conversation about make-up products and home and garden TV.

Edited 2011-10-20 15:00 UTC

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RE[2]: Too Euro centric
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 20th Oct 2011 15:32 in reply to "RE: Too Euro centric"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Wow, actually that kind of works a lot better.

Me: How is your day going?

Iris: GOod Thanks, and yours?

Me: Have you seen any good tv shows?

Iris: I am watching one now.

Me: would you like to go out to eat tonight?

Iris: You are a bunch of programmed subroutines, you cannot 'eat' anything.


Well expect for that last one. It seems to think that I'm the non-human in the conversation.

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RE: Too Euro centric
by righard on Thu 20th Oct 2011 15:32 in reply to "Too Euro centric"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

How can "America won!!" be too Euro centric ;)

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RE[2]: Too Euro centric
by zima on Thu 20th Oct 2011 16:18 in reply to "RE: Too Euro centric"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe-sort-of-in-a-way recollecting and mocking http://kyon.pl/img/16255,USA,America,soccer,fail,FIFA_World_Cup,.ht... ? ;) (the "AI" maybe having such answer as hard-coded "memory" / template, for laughs?)

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RE[2]: Too Euro centric
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 20th Oct 2011 17:48 in reply to "RE: Too Euro centric"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I took it as a Euro parody of America.

See the the following:(warning language may not be safe for work)

http://theoatmeal.com/pl/minor_differences4/accents

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RE: Too Euro centric
by zima on Thu 20th Oct 2011 16:28 in reply to "Too Euro centric"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Presumably just a function of location of initial dev team...

But, pfff, you want to tell me you're ready to grumble because of one little toy project being hardly aware of your place? ;) (many have to live with it daily, with large part (most?) of"big & serious" services)

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RE: Too Euro centric
by jack_perry on Thu 20th Oct 2011 17:59 in reply to "Too Euro centric"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

I tried asking iris who won the world series in 2010, and it recommended I follow the world cup instead.


Well, that's just plain good advice. +1 to iris.

Edit, wanted to change the title to "Iris mini review" , but it won't let me. I'm just asking for it to understand baseball, is that too much?


Does anyone?

;-)

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RE[2]: Too Euro centric
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 20th Oct 2011 19:03 in reply to "RE: Too Euro centric"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

World cup is fine by me. I do actually follow it. Its not bad by any means, but I'm not a fan of the nationalistic pride in drapes itself in. I prefer following club football.

But baseball of all the American sports is becoming a nerd's paradise as there are many attributes to track and enough games played each season ( 162 per team ) for them to be statistically relevant. It rewards the patient fan.

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RE: Too Euro centric
by Soulbender on Thu 20th Oct 2011 21:01 in reply to "Too Euro centric"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Makes for a nice change from the usual U.S-centric stuff, eh?

I tried asking iris who won the world series in 2010, and it recommended I follow the world cup instead


Well, for the majority of people in the world that would be an appropriate suggestion.

At one point it only picked up " who won" from the world series question and came up with the answer "America won!".


Well, that's true isn't it. America always wins the world series since, you know, no other country competes. It's a small world sometimes.

I'm just asking for it to understand baseball, is that too much?


I dunno, what's this "baseball" of which you speak?

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