Apple employees, do you believe in Siri?

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Mar 25, 2018 14 Comments

It’s no secret that although the voice assistant is proficient, she’s far less competent than her counterparts from Amazon and Google.

Do you guys expect this will always be the case or are sirious updates to Siri being worked on?

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  • Oath Trim
    This is a great question. I am dumbfounded every time I use Siri. How can it be so stupid in 2018.
    Mar 25, 2018 0
  • Apple njff235540
    Siri is laughable. I’ve brought this up internally and a lot of people don’t seem to understand or agree at Apple. They separate the quality of the voice detection from the knowledge graph/contextual inference and basically write off the latter, which is the most important part. I’ve heard it’s because he best ML engineers are going places where they’re allowed to publish, but I can’t confirm this
    Apr 1, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng Guantanamo
    Its a weak vocal command line
    Mar 25, 2018 0
  • Apple leer
    Could you elaborate more on what your wish list for siri is? I think the most glaring ones are - lack of third party integration, knowledge graph.
    Mar 25, 2018 4
    • Apple anonp
      Even command recognition is poor if you have an accent which is no longer the case for Google and Alexa. Additionally the available commands and it's natural language processing lags compare to Google Assistant
      Mar 25, 2018
    • Apple leer
      What do you mean by command recognition? To me it is same as third party integration.
      Mar 25, 2018
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      @leer Third party integration is definitely high on the list. What I think @anonp is referring to with command recognition is being able to understand the context/meaning of a sentence, even when it’s presented in different ways. Siri currently struggles with this.
      Mar 25, 2018
    • Uber / Eng 401kmatch
      “Call Bob”: I could not find any location by this name. Siri using CarPlay fails 80% of the time.
      Mar 26, 2018
  • PayPal / Other Xpay
    From our dev learned that Siri sucks. The siri API has a lot of bugs and the apple dev team is clueless. I guess they opened up the API just to be in the market and haven't really taken care of their software
    Mar 25, 2018 2
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      Did you guys end up removing Paypal integration with Siri? Siri keeps telling me that “Paypal hasn’t set that up with me yet”
      Mar 25, 2018
    • PayPal / Other Xpay
      Yep we chucked it for now.
      Mar 25, 2018
  • Research Now / Eng dapaps
    But nothing can be as bad as Cortana .... which is hands down the worst voice assistant ever :)
    Apr 1, 2018 0
  • Research Now / Eng dapaps
    Siri is crap Alexa is way better ....
    Mar 28, 2018 0