Apple employees, after seeing google duplex what do you think about your Siri team?

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May 10, 2018 32 Comments

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bd1mEm2Fy08

there has to be some team at Apple, probably computer scientists and mathematicians with PhD’s (I hope) working super hard in the last couple of years trying to improve Siri right? Why is it still so shit?

Or do you accept the defeat that Google is just straight up better at AI and ML than you?

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  • New / Eng
    Diggler$$$

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    Diggler$$$more
    Nice canned demo. Very different than live.
    May 10, 2018 0
  • New baQn60
    After seeing duplex, i think msft, aapl, amzn should go home. Liquidate their assets and invest the $ in goog
    May 10, 2018 10
    • Apple sroP83
      Why?
      May 10, 2018
    • New baQn60
      Msft’s business model = watch, copy, and destroy.
      They see a working business, copy, and destroy the competitors who have better products with marketing, bs, and lock-in strategies.

      The world is stuck with shitty inferior products.

      Getting rid of msft opens the door for better products with more ethical business practices to shine.
      May 11, 2018
    • Principal Financial calphool
      On the other hand, MSFT isn't gathering data and selling it like everyone else seems to be doing. I'd say there's plenty of scumminess to go around, just different kinds.
      May 11, 2018
    • New / Eng pyd3v05p
      Gathering data with windows? Good luck with building distributed and secure windows
      May 11, 2018
    • New baQn60
      Msft is gathering data and monetizing it....

      Windows as a service anyone?
      Bing?

      And don’t think they’re not fusing into a single identity...
      May 11, 2018
  • Apple Szekrdd
    Remember when self driving cars were showcased by google? It’s still not mainstream.

    The demo was awesome regardless.

    Ps: Siri is trash
    May 10, 2018 4
    • New baQn60
      Alphabet has had cars on the road for a long time. Also clearly different scenarios. Car on the road is much more conservative
      May 10, 2018
    • Apple / Eng yVcI11
      I see waymo cars on the road every time I head into mountain view.
      May 14, 2018
    • New bvram
      Google X projects have no funding limitations, per what they say. So who cares? 😛
      Jul 21, 2018
    • New bvram
      If Google Duplex messes up too much, it's not as big of a deal as...self driving car messing up at 75mph.
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Apple vRaN64
    There’s a lot of cool things you can do when you’re mining the entire worlds personal data and using it to fuel your voice assistant. When you aren’t, the result is Siri. I still think Siri is trash though but from a privacy standpoint, I prefer Siri
    May 10, 2018 5
  • Microsoft helper_
    Siri had a lead in this before any other player and look where it is now. Apple is primarily a hardware company. It shouldn’t pretend to do AI. Some heads must roll especially bill stasior who is the VP of Siri. (I didn’t say Microsoft is any better so think before bashing me :-))
    May 10, 2018 0
  • Apple Explorer@
    No Live Demo for such an amazing feature? That shows how confident google is. Just like any other google product. They show that they have great technology but when it comes to execution and product to market strategy it always sucks and it ends up closing the project.
    May 24, 2018 1
    • Facebook cynical.ly
      Yes, unlike Apple which makes everything perfect, like Siri, Maps.
      May 24, 2018
  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    This thread feels like punching down. It's obvious who is winning. Why be a jerk about it
    May 10, 2018 0
  • New VhaQ25
    Do You think the demo was fake? Like why did the supposed hairdresser assume it was a “she” for the client? I guess it is a 50% chance anyway, but I do know that there is hype and there is reality. Someday that level of AI will be there, but perhaps also this was 2 good demos out of 100 bad conversations
    May 10, 2018 2
    • New baQn60
      Because it’s a salon!
      May 11, 2018
    • New bvram
      The robot said "woman's haircut..."
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Apple cAIo1
    By the way, Apple has lots of smart and PhD engineers. I don’t know why Siri is like this ( privacy causes team to not have data and store user info maybe?)
    May 11, 2018 0