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iPhone owners cozy up to chatty Siri assistant

October 14, 2011

 

The “Siri” personal assistant software included in Apple’s new iPhone 4S has been widely anticipated and fans who lined up to buy the smartphones on Friday’s launch were quick to test the voice recognition feature.

Voice recognition software historically has been pretty hit and miss, especially for anyone for whom English is a second language.

But beyond struggling with mumbling or foreign accents, it looks like the people who developed Siri — which you can use to send text messages, query movie times and check the weather — have a sense of humor.

“Will you marry me? Siri: My End User License Agreement does not cover marriage”, went a conversation between Twitter use #dujkan and his new iPhone.

More examples of early interactions with Siri can be found here. http://thisismynext.com/2011/10/12/siri-weird-things-iphone-4s/

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