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IPhone 4s - #SiriFail  
User currently offlinejasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 613 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

if you have iPhone 4s and if you know who Siri is, this is sooo hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F_QePH4ki0


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User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

It would make sense that Siri would accept “walk” for “work”, but seriously, this is not a SiriFail but an EnglishFail.

User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5609 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2344 times:
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As someone who takes 100+ calls for assistance every day, many from folk who are not native english speakers I can almost sympathise with Siri.

Having said that I am a little surprised a company that places such importance on phrases such as "It just works" is so heavily promoting a "beta" product.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting jasp25 (Thread starter):
if you have iPhone 4s and if you know who Siri is, this is sooo hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F_Qe...H4ki0

Well, he indeed never said anything I would understand as "work", so I would not expect Siri to understand it as such either.

Siri isn't just a fixed-pattern voice command system. You can tell her all kinds of things. But an at least halfway recognizable pronunciation is in fact helpful.


User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4157 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):
Well, he indeed never said anything I would understand as "work", so I would not expect Siri to understand it as such either.

Siri isn't just a fixed-pattern voice command system. You can tell her all kinds of things. But an at least halfway recognizable pronunciation is in fact helpful.

Yeah, but as a computer engineer, this is a bit of a bug, as the only acceptable answers are Cell and Work.
therefore SIRI should have made a best guess and said....."Did you say work?" then send it to a Yes no query.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Quoting casinterest (Reply 4):
Yeah, but as a computer engineer, this is a bit of a bug, as the only acceptable answers are Cell and Work.
therefore SIRI should have made a best guess and said....."Did you say work?" then send it to a Yes no query.

That could be a way out, but if you're distorting your speech the way the guy in the video was, you generally won't have much success with Siri anyway.


User currently offlineswissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Too funny  , poor guy  
Quoting casinterest (Reply 4):
Yeah, but as a computer engineer, this is a bit of a bug, as the only acceptable answers are Cell and Work.
therefore SIRI should have made a best guess and said....."Did you say work?" then send it to a Yes no query.

That would be way to easy, I mean after all we are talking about the I4sssss and all its new gadgets. On the serious side it is a common problem with these voice apps  , I believe the letter R is a tricky one for the Asian people IIRC... Also since you have 2 options, work/home it could have ask for one followed with a yes/no and if no is answered it would default to the other one... sure if you have more than 2 addresses you are out of luck, after all these things are only as smart as we make them  

This is too funny...

Cheerios,


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2010 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 5):

That could be a way out, but if you're distorting your speech the way the guy in the video was, you generally won't have much success with Siri anyway.

He wasn't distorting his speech... just a regular Chinese accent. The o sound in work (ö for us Germans) doesn't exist in many languages.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 7):
He wasn't distorting his speech... just a regular Chinese accent. The o sound in work (ö for us Germans) doesn't exist in many languages.

Even if it's an accent, it's just no halfway proper english. And if he can't speak the language, he can't use Siri with that language.

Other languages than english, german and french are being prepared as well, as far as I know, so I'd expect that chinese will have a pretty high priority in the second wave. Chinese language support has always been pretty good on the Mac and now on iOS as far as I'm aware.


User currently offlineelite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2784 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 7):

Not to be a stickler... but it's Japanese  


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Siri sounded embarrassed when it said the F-word.

User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8044 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Quoting casinterest (Reply 4):
Yeah, but as a computer engineer, this is a bit of a bug, as the only acceptable answers are Cell and Work.

No doubt it will get better - Apple made it clear in their presentation that Siri was in Beta. When you look at the massive range of accents in just the US it's pretty easy to see the problems faced by those actually working on the program.

BTW, new blogs indicate Apple's investment in Siri:

Quote:

Siri development team one of the largest groups at Apple
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...f_the_largest_groups_at_apple.html


User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Just a matter of time...lol
http://i54.tinypic.com/102pkip.jpg


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2010 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Quoting elite (Reply 9):

Not to be a stickler... but it's Japanese

Cheers, I wasn't aware.



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User currently offlineswissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
Even if it's an accent, it's just no halfway proper english. And if he can't speak the language, he can't use Siri with that language.

How many people do speak proper english?   1,2,5,10%...

Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
so I'd expect that chinese will have a pretty high priority in the second wave.

They should be top priority  

But I must admit, I do like SIRI very much   have watched many youtube stuff about SIRI and some of the stuff is just priceless. Guess for some she will be the boy/girlfriend they never had/have    

Seriously considering getting a I4s for fun  

cheerios,


User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3309 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1886 times:

Quoting swissy (Reply 6):
I believe the letter R is a tricky one for the Asian people IIRC

Not just Asians either. The local accent where I grew up also has a distaste for the letter R. That did cause a funny situation when I had to call the US office. I would give them a ring and normally start with "Hi, are you all right" and go on with the call from there. But I pronounced it kind a like "Hi, are you all white...". Would not normally be an issue I suppose, except that my collegue was far from white and also quick to feel discriminated against. My (Dutch) collegues did not think it was necessary to tell me this for 3 years! 



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1883 times:

Quoting swissy (Reply 14):
How many people do speak proper english?

Well, recognizable english would already be a start...!


User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1199 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
it's just no halfway proper english.

I rest my case.

    



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1453 times:
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Siri also doesn't seem to like Scottish accents:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My40XgYEvLM

This is absolutely hilarious         



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User currently onlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2993 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 18):

Wow! I had a hard time understanding what he was saying too. Until I read the caption!

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Quoting swissy (Reply 6):
I believe the letter R is a tricky one for the Asian people IIRC...

I believe that a number of native speakers of Asian languages have difficulty with words that end on a hard sound, like "work" or "talk." Haven't you heard a restaurant worker offer "por' fried rice" once or twice? 

It is for this reason that there isn't, underline repeat isn't, a major Japanese audio equipment manufacturer called "Sonic."

 



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