IBM decided to develop its own Siri alternative, which will be used for Watson, played up the first year participating in the American game show Jeopardy. Machine has the size of a few refrigerators, which its creators have trained to understand and analyze complex semantic information in natural language, will turn into a cloud technology that will challenge the personal Apple voice assistant – Siri.
Have you heard that China are preparing Chinese Siri alternative? 19 Chinese companies have formed an organization Speech Industry Alliance of China (SIAC), which aims to pool resources for the development of voice recognition technology, the information in the Chinese language and promotion of applications based on this technology.
The company Nuance is well known for innovation in the field of speech recognition releases Nina which will be the new Siri competitor. There is a sufficient number of applications that was developed by Nuance, and based on their voice engine in the App Store. Even Siri, a unique voice assistant in the iPhone 4S, is using developments of Nuance. The latter, apparently, decided that staying in the shadows can’t no longer last, and the company decided to launch its own assistant, which was named Nina, Nuance Interactive Natural Assistant.
Today we’ve spotted a very interesting infographic telling how people are using Siri. The image below describes many aspects of digital assistant usage and has some numbers like how many people are satisfied with the feature, diversity of given tasks and more. It’s a good chance for you to spot how many data is consumed while performing different tasks such as sending messages or performing a web search.
Let’s continue the research of most popular Siri clones. In the first post we’ve discussed two of them – Sara (which contains more functions but is kinda lagged sometimes) and Evi (which looks more like a pocket wiki than a reminder). There are three more Siri clones on our list: Vlingo, Speaktoit and ESRA. Since not everyone can use the original Siri on their iDevices, there a couple of decent replacements for this tool. Each of them has special capabilities and features that separates it form others. So what’s the difference between those Siri clones. Let’s try to figure out.
Since Siri was released in October 2011 along with iOS 5 it became one of iPhone’s main features. This article reviews the list of top Siri alternatives that appeared since that time to help users of non-iPhone 4S devices to use the voice assistant on their phones or tablets. Unfortunately, the Siri voice assistant is officially supported only by iPhone 4S, the latest version of Apple’s phone devices. No other device (including recently released iPad 3) supports that technology leaving users unsatisfied and offended. Apple said that only iPhone 4S’ hardware can handle Siri but we already know that it was just a marketing trick to drive more sales to the latest gadget. Without it, the iPhone’s update could be such a