Michael Tsai on Siri Reliability

Michael Tsai:

Mostly what I have noticed is that Siri is a lot more reliable than it used to be. I had stopped using it because for years it would essentially throw away what I’d said. It was either unavailable (most of the time) or it didn’t understand me properly (less often). Now I regularly use it to make reminders while driving, and it pretty much always works.

Same for me with speech-to-text translation (which isn’t part of Siri per se, but which Siri depends upon for input). I mostly gave up on it a few years ago, because too many times, I’d dictate something, the purple spinner would spin for a few seconds, and then nothing. I can’t remember the last time that happened to me now, though — and I find myself dictating texts all the time while walking through the city.

Thursday, 15 January 2015