Siri is Apple’s attempt at providing a voice assistant to its iOS users. While Siri’s original demonstration looked impressive, in real-life it certainly did not live up to the hype, leading some to accuse Apple of false advertising, which then lead to Apple putting a “beta” tag on Siri, which has since been removed presumably because it’s supposed to work better now. Personally I have found Siri to be slightly more responsive compared to before, and it certainly does a better job at more accurately recognizing my voice, and according to Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, the reason could be due to Apple’s reduced reliance on Google.
According to Munster’s latest report card on Siri as we can see above, Siri’s ability to hear and interpret correctly has increased compared to previous months and years, and before iOS 7 was released. Munster believes that this is due to Apple relying less on Google to provide results, and instead turning to alternatives such as Bing, Wikipedia, Wolfram Alpha, and etc. In fact based on his findings, only 4% of Siri’s answers came from Google, versus 27% from back in December of 2012. What do you guys think? Do you agree with Munster’s report that Siri has become more accurate from before?
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