Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mossberg: Why does Siri seem so dumb? - Recode

Also see Google’s Assistant Is More Ambitious Than Siri and Alexa (Technology Review)

"Yes, Siri can usually place a call or send a text. It can tell you sports standings, Yelp restaurant reviews and movie times — features Apple added years ago. And it must be said that all of its competitors have their own limitations and also make mistakes.

But in its current incarnation, Siri is too limited and unreliable to be an effective weapon for Apple in the coming AI wars. It seems stagnant. Apple didn’t become great by just following the data on what customers are doing today. It became great by delighting customers with feats they didn’t expect. The AI revolution will demand that."
Mossberg: Why does Siri seem so dumb? - Recode
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