Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on Apple CEO Tim Cook saying we don’t need a Siri smart home controller because we already have the iPhone and Apple Watch.
Yes, you’ll get to hear Siri’s new voice.
If you’re new to Siri, or just looking to expand your repertoire with the virtual assistant, you’ll love this. Sparhandy recently published a comprehensive guide of Siri commands. Someone, basically, took a lot of time to ask Siri questions and record what worked and what didn’t. They then prepared a list of all of the valid questions and commands you can address to Siri, including inquiries about your contacts, web searches, the weather, alarms, timers, and much more. The developers of the page have even updated it recently with the latest commands related to HomeKit and Apple Music, and there’s a handy PDF that you can print or download for reference.
In Amazon’s perfect world, Alexa would be able to talk to Siri, and that this would be good for customers.
Bryan and Jeff share their takeaways from John Gruber’s Talk Show Live interview with Apple senior VPs Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi. They also discuss Apple’s newly announced iMac Pro and HomePod and explore how they’ll fit into our professional and personal lives.
Apple is making Siri more front and center in watchOS 4 with a new Siri watch face that automatically displays the information that’s most important to you.
Apple’s annual worldwide developer conference isn’t just a technical conference for developers, rather, it’s a framework for Apple’s future ecosystem.
People of means don’t spin their wheels on frustrating shopping expeditions, however, AIs could be the equalizer for the rest of us.
The Siri Speaker rumor mill hit critical mass with enough details to reach viability—this is happening, folks.
In machines we trust, or maybe not. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about how people may perceive the information artificial intelligence systems like Siri will give us as they get smarter. They also have some thoughts on Apple’s potential impact on the medical industry.
Jeff Goldblum says he nearly became the voice of Siri, which would’ve made interacting with our iPhones a very different experience. According to the iconic actor, Steve Jobs called him and asked if he would be “the voice of Apple.” Goldblum turned him down because he didn’t know who Jobs was. This was years before Siri was a thing, so it’s possible it was all about an ad campaign that went beyond his iMac commercials, but it’s still interesting to imagine Jeff Goldblum’s voice living inside our iPhones.
Serious work, driven by competition, is being done to develop Siri as a better artificial intelligence. Pioneering work is being done on how Siri, in the future, will assess the accuracy of its information. When the human-machine conversation gets really sophisticated, will Siri be able to judge its own authoritativeness? Will we?
Apple recently pulled the wraps on a new series of advertorial YouTube videos, surrounding the theme of “Designed for.” Jeff Butts explores these videos and how they prove that Apple’s technology truly is designed for everyone.
As artificial intelligence systems improve, voice assistants like Siri make take a more active role in protecting our computers and our online activity. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at how Siri may play a bigger part in our personal cyber security, and whether or not that’s something we want.
With connected devices and voice assistants becoming more common in our households, children are seeing them as friends. Sometimes, they might even see the device as a trusted confidant. Could that encourage legislators to make the devices report child abuse? Jeff Butts has been thinking hard about that, and suggests it might not be a terrible idea.
Apple has another tool to help make Siri smarter thanks to its recent purchase of Lattice Data. The company specializes in artificial intelligence and dark data, which ultimately could turn out to be as cool as it sounds.