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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RE: Too Euro centric
by Kasi on Thu 20th Oct 2011 15:00 UTC 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[3]: Too Euro centric
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2011 15:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Too Euro centric"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

(the stuff between square brackets she didn't transcribe)

Me: How was your day?

Iris: Good.

Me: Care to elaborate?

Iris: 631.67 kilometres (392.5 miles)

Me: Wait what?

Iris: Wait for me.

Me: [Have you been] drinking again?

Iris: "Drinking again", the popular song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Doris Tauber.

Me: I'm breaking up with you.

Iris: You can't break up with me. We were never together.

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RE[3]: Too Euro centric
by zima on Thu 20th Oct 2011 16:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Too Euro centric"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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.

Whoops, it didn't know you were set up to think you are a human...

PS. Creepy, now (plus the dialogue from Thom just above) it starts to feel like a real breakthrough in AI. ;)

Also: curious, we seem to have here a rare example of a project name both 1) clearly intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek at some other project 2) actually sounding rather nice; being rather nice (except for the part how irises deal with something other than sounds ;) )

Edited 2011-10-20 16:38 UTC

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RE[3]: Too Euro centric
by qroon on Thu 20th Oct 2011 18:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Too Euro centric"
qroon Member since:
2005-10-21

Me: What is the weather in Manila?
Iris: How the hell should I know?
Me: What is the weather in Manila?
Iris: I don't know, I don't live there.

* * * * *

Me: Schedule a meeting tomorrow at 10 o'clock.
Iris: What about 12 o'clock?
Me: I have a lunch date at 12 o'clock.
Iris: Oh, tell her I said hi.

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