It's pretty awesome when it works perfect. I used voice recognition texting a lot in the past, particularly on the ski slope, but really any time I was alone and wanted to text something quickly. I guess I use it most times that I'm not worried about privacy or being rude, since talking on your phone to someone is seen differently than talking to your phone. But even talking to your phone, sometimes it is just the quickest route, so isn't seen as a bad thing.
OTOH, with the Siri side of things, it is quick and easy to ask questions, but there does seem to be a bunch of places she gets confused, focusing on nearby locations instead of just a normal search. I can't think of a good example at the moment, but maybe she's a little too set on helping you find a place, instead of finding an answer or even general trivia.
Some things are hard to search for. In the tail end of a dream yesterday, one of my wife's aunts said something about Two, Texas, even specifying that form of Two, too. I don't have too many dreams these days, and after that article a month ago about random things in dreams happening to help keep your brain sharp (and it's potential use in making AI better able to cope with randomness) I was curious to see if the place existed. It doesn't look like it does, but searching for common terms is a little tough, even when using a maps specific place first instead of a general google search. It did suggest a few places like "Two brothers burgers" or some places like that.
Siri has potential, as a digital assistant. I'm sure Apple has worked on it, and probably even split up development between cool new things that would wow people, but also features and improvement around actual usage data that they are fed. Sometimes that use data, which the likes of Google and Facebook are constantly given, can be great data to use. It just depends on how you use it, as to where on the "don't be evil" scale a company lands.
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To All: Keep non-Apple SPECIFIC political stuff out of the daily thread. Thanks to name-calling and a lack of discussion, it's no longer allowed in the Dungeon either.
8-24-20 I give a 40+% probability on 15+% annualized returns for the next 2 years. For Sept expirations, using today's ($125.75), that's roughly ($146) for Sept '21, ($169) for Sept '22
PED has Apple’s healthcare plans are ailing — report. I have not been thrilled about reports that Apple has been considering actually hiring doctors for its health initiative. This is a completely different business, and if they think that they have issues with government oversight now…
SomeJuan: M1X... 16 cores of CPU, 16 cores of GPU, 4nm TSM fab, katy bar the door...
Jan 16, 2021 9:45:11 GMT -5
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5