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hey guys it's Greg with apple explained in today we're taking a look at the history of Siri remember Siri being introduced on stage alongside the iPhone 4S it was an incredible moment that impressed metal new the audience but also Tech critics like Walt Mossberg who called it a standout feature of the 4S but Siri didn't evolve as quickly as most expected and now the same people who were praising Siri back in 2011 are not asking why Siri seem so dumb what went wrong with Siri and how did it fall so far behind it's competition will the answer can be found an examining the past Siri has been on since its development back in 2005 you may not have known this but Siri wasn't made by Apple it was built by the SRA International Artificial Intelligence Center and they made it available as an app on the IOS app store in 2010 the signature voice for Siri was provided by voice actress Susan Bennett and they were also British and Australian voices available for Siri provided by John Briggs and Karen Jacobson after the Siri app have been live for 2 monthsApple acquired that company in integrated The Voice Assistant into the iPhone 4S Apple then remove the Siri app and limited the feature to the 4S even though the app is supported the iPhone 4 it was clear app to use Siri as the new shiny feature to entice customers to upgrade their devices we know the feature could have been made available for at least the iPhone 4 since trafton Smith working with an anonymous partner manage to hack Siri enabled it to run on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch Apple later included Siri on the iPod touch and iPad in 2012 the Apple TV in 2015 and the Mac in 2016 other tech companies jumped into the market with more than a half-dozen Siri-like Services launching in 2012 alone Samsung debuted S voice of voice control assistant new wants a provider of speech recognition software release the Siri for apps called Nina startups Evie and Mal uba each release virtual assistant apps IBM begin working on adopting Watson into a turbochargedJerry Beckett Health Physicians Farmers Wall Street Traders and students and Google followed Siri with its own conversational assistant Google Now the early versions of these voice assistance often performed worse than Siri in this position. Apple as a leader in the industry but this has changed it was because of a difficult decision Apple made that no other company embraced Apple decided that they would not collect data on the inquiries users made with Siri they kept as much data on the local device as possible and if increase needed to be sent to the cloud Apple strip the request of any reference to the user ID and assigned it a random request ID it was been encrypted and sent up to the cloud for more voice recognition to identify the words and for natural language processing to understand the meaning and serve an appropriate response this is the same process Siri uses today and it's a major reason why apple is lost its dominance in d a i n Market apples competitors like Google and Facebook became more creative and aggressive about leveraging user data in cloud computing to make your assistmore and more helpful this came with a benefit of a smart Voice Assistant but turn their customers into products who's information would be sold to the highest bidder after all they're advertising companies which means monetizing user date is the primary source of Revenue apple on the other hand enjoy learning about 75% of their revenue from Hardware in is in a much better position to pass up the opportunity to monetize their users data but the way these tech companies were handling user data wasn't fully understood until recently with the Cambridge analytica incident so from the user's point of view serious progress appeared to be pretty stagnant compared to a Google Now Amazon Alexa Microsoft Cortana this contribute to an opinion in the tech industry that I've always losing its ability to innovate even the Wall Street Journal road apples playing catch-up in a product category invented increasing worries about water to technology giant has lost some of its Innovation edge with this mounting pressure from customers journalist and competitors Apple could easily caved-in begin mining user data just like every other comebut they held strong for their belief that customer data should remain private but this position didn't stop Apple from making improvements to Siri a year after its introduction iOS 6 but several new features to understand and answer sports related questions you can simply speak to Siri and get game schedule scores player info and team records series supported baseball basketball football soccer and hockey including the number of sports leagues this is also in series AI engine became really good at understanding comparison increase like who's taller LeBron or Kobe and responded with the right answer along with sports Siri also gain the ability to understand and movie related questions by tapping into Rotten Tomatoes database seriecanal display movie reviews and ratings she could also Supply movie listings based on location or Showtime requesting information about a particular movie also became Possible movie information was presented at a neat compact car that aggregated all relevant information including Awards cast members ratings intrailers Siri also gained a number of new restaurant specific features you could find restaurants based on Cuisine price location and ratings integration with Yelp and OpenTable were also added so you could see reviews ratings and photos of restaurants within Siri and if you like the place you could tell Siri to take you into the Open Table app to make a reservation integration with Facebook and Twitter were also added so you could quickly post a status update with Siri and Siri gain the ability to launch applications a year later iOS 7 introduced even more changes to Siri the most noticeable Improvement was the user interface it took over the entire screen rather than sliding up from the bottom and occupying only a portion of the display what can I help you with appeared when Siri was activated in a NuWave form rent along the bottom to give users a visual cue when Siri was listening another major change was Apple's decision to ditch Google in favor of being for web searches but you can still access Google with Siri by saying search Google before an inquiry a common problem for Siri at the timewith its struggle with request for trivial information an area where it's competition begin to excel I will try to remedy this by integrating Wikipedia with Siri but it was a clumsy solution since it only work with General in Curry's in the users had to search for information themselves on the Wikipedia page instead of Siri providing a specific answer I was 7 also gave Siri the ability to adjust certain system settings like a airplane mode Bluetooth screen brightness and do not disturb mode Apple also introduce a male voice for Siri and made the female voice more clear and natural the following year ios8 introduce the popular hey Siri voice command so you could summon Siri hands-free it was also integrated with Shazam Suk identify a song without opening the Shazam app by asking Siri what's this song another interesting capability was purchasing iTunes content with Siri and iOS 9 contextual awareness was the biggest update made if you ask Siri to remind you to do something while looking at a message you received Siri would understand what youand add the event 3 also became more aware of location to a very specific reminder like call Mom when I get in the car with possible series smarts was brought to the search window was Siri suggestions which included a list of people you speak with often apps you might want to use depending on the time of day nearby venues like restaurants and gas stations and relevant news with the announcement of iOS 10 in 2016 Apple opened up third-party developer access to Siri with a dedicated API that restricted usage of Siri to engaging with third-party messaging apps payment apps ride-sharing apps and internet calling apps in iOS 11 Apple gave Siri improve male and female voices that were designed to more closely mimic natural human speech Apple said Siri's new voice options were powered by the flooring for better pronunciation in a more expressive voice could translate phrases from English to Chinese French German Italian and Spanish with more languages toSiri also began using on device learning to understand more about your preferences and interest to better anticipate what you might want next and it would sink that information across all your Apple devices so the Siri experience was the same regardless of a product you were using despite these consistent update Siri has received over the years it's still lagging behind the competition today and has lots of room for improvement Norman winiarski one of the creators of Siri recently spoke about its current state how far the personal assistant has come and how much different it is now than what they originally envisioned according to when are ski Siri was originally meant to be a virtual travel and entertainment concierge the idea was if you needed something done related to these areas Siri would take care of it for you so if you showed up at the airport in your flight was delayed than Siri would automatically work on finding you a different flight and if that didn't work Siri would find you a nearby hotel room to try and accommodate your needs when are ski said for you to arrive at the airport to discover a cancelled flight for example Siri willsearching for an alternate route home by the time you pull your phone from your pocket and if none was available would have a hotel room ready to book it would have a smaller remit but it would learn it flawlessly and then gradually extend to related areas Apple launch Siri as an assistant that can help you in all areas of your life a bigger challenge that will inevitably take longer to perfect today Siri is something that goes beyond travel and entertainment and it's easy to say that the development process that when are ski had originally envisioned to make Siri work perfectly in a couple areas first in an expand from there it's not something apple is really following a lot of things I can do well enough and others not so much when are ski says that Apple's efforts are exceptionally hard is the company has to deal with a lot of customers out in the real world but at that Apple may be working for a level of perfection they can't get but I should mention that based on its latest test Siri was capable of recognizing 95% of a user speech putting it on par with Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana the issues arise when consideredhow Siri response to our enquiries sometimes it doesn't give us quite the information we were looking for and this is the area where Siri shortcomings are revealed Apple's vice president of iPod iPhone and what's product marketing said from the beginning Siri to be a good stuff done machine it drives me crazy that people compare virtual assistants by asking trivia questions which always makes Siri look bad we didn't engineer this thing to be Trivial Pursuit so not like Trivial Pursuit and more like a digital personal assistant meant to help users get something done which all things considered Siri does accomplish Hurley reliably what do you think how often do you use Siri and how reliable is it for you some friends of mine never use it While others pushes capabilities to the Limit I typically only use Siri for making calls sending quick text and set a timer let me know how serious been working for you and if you enjoyed the video don't forget to leave a like thanks for watching and I'll see you next time

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