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One of the many anticipated features expected to be announced tomorrow’s “ Let’s Talk iPhone ” event is the iPhone Assistant. The iPhone Assistant is a powerful voice recognition and...
10-03-2011, 05:00 PM #1
Siri's Co-Founder Calls iPhone Assistant A "World-Changing Event"
One of the many anticipated features expected to be announced tomorrow’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event is the iPhone Assistant. The iPhone Assistant is a powerful voice recognition and artificial intelligence tool, which will enable real-time searching and control of iPhones. Apple obtained the technology purchased during the company’s acquisition of Siri in 2010. According to the Siri co-founder Norman Winarsky, the Assistant voice command feature in iOS 5 will be a "world-changing event.”
Winarsky continued by stating the following:
Right now a few people dabble in partial AI-enabled apps like Google Voice Actions, Vlingo, or Nuance Go. Siri was many iterations ahead of these technologies, or at least it was two years ago. This is REAL AI with REAL market use. If the rumors are true, Apple will enable millions upon millions of people to interact with machines with natural language. The PAL [Personal Assistant that Learns] will get things done and this is only the tip of the iceberg. We’re talking another technology revolution. A new computing paradigm shift.
The much anticipated feature must truly be ground-breaking if rumors as well as valid sources of information such as Winarsky are claiming it to be. One thing is for sure, tomorrow’s Apple event will definitely clear the air about the Assistant feature as well as many other speculations and rumors which are being passed around.
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Last edited by Akshay Masand; 10-03-2011 at 05:12 PM.
10-03-2011, 05:52 PM #2
i cant wait to talk to my iphone
10-03-2011, 05:56 PM #3
i'd rather search google with a bigger screen.
10-03-2011, 06:10 PM #4
10-03-2011, 06:27 PM #5
Co-Founder overhype something that they sold to Apple...Can't see how this would be desirable, had voice command before and it sucked. I'll most likely shut this thing off, hope Apple put on a off button for it.Hmmmm I wonder what other company overhype a product they developed?Hint: I've never felt ANY of my iPhones (all gen) or iPads (all gen) "magical".
10-03-2011, 06:36 PM #6
AI has been a let down in the past. This new AI would have to be freakin spectacular for it to mean anything.
A bigger screen, faster, and more power are much higher on my list.
10-03-2011, 06:39 PM #7
am i the only one who see's the relation that the event is called "Let's 'TALK' iPhone" and Assistant is the premiere feature?
10-03-2011, 06:42 PM #8
10-03-2011, 06:46 PM #9
"iphone", "self destruct"
10-03-2011, 07:32 PM #10
Siri was the big deal though apparently. If you do some quick research into AI conferences that were held, Siri actually was leaps ahead of it's competitors. The iPhone Assistance feature has had alot of buzz and I think for the right reasons. I'm excited to see exactly what it will entail when publicly released!
10-03-2011, 08:20 PM #11
Tomorrow apple will release "one" phone, it's called "iPhone 4S" it will be the same externally, internally it will be much faster. I have a bad feeling that most of us will be disappointed tomorrow.
10-03-2011, 08:40 PM #12
10-03-2011, 08:44 PM #13
sheesh... dump your iPad and get a macbook air - and use your iPhone for portability.
10-03-2011, 09:27 PM #14
10-03-2011, 09:53 PM #15
And there is also a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Seriously, you think they'd do a major announcement like an iPhone 5 at a small event at the Apple campus with no webcast?
WRONG. APPLE HAS NEVER STATED ANYTHING REGARDING AN IPHONE 5. Whats to be disappointed about? Did they promise you one? No. They they promise a full hardware redesign every year? No. Should they? No.
Said it before and I'll say it again:
2011: iPhone 4S
2012: iPhone 5
Lets see here......
June 9, 2008: Iphone 3G
June 9, 2009: Iphone 3GS
10-04-2011, 01:12 AM #16
Apple needs a major update, same faster phone would be a stupid mistake. I have my eye on several other phones in case apple disappoints. It would be retarded for me to stay with an iPhone when there are betters phones out there.
10-04-2011, 07:20 AM #17