Apple details iPhone 4S’s voice recognition feature Siri

by Zaib Ali on October 4, 2011

Apple has finally unveiled the voice recognition feature for iOS that is named Siri. Siri is a personal assistant for iPhone 4S only that performs certain tasks for users over voice commands. For example if you ask your iPhone that “Is it going to rain in Cupertino today” then it will read your voice command through its state-of-the-art voice recognition technology and tell the answer of your query.

With Siri you can also respond to your SMS’s with your voice. You will have to say the text and your iPhone will automatically recognize that for you.

Another example: “Do I need a raincoat today?” Siri responds “It sure looks like rain today.” This is the most important feature of iPhone 4S and definitely a selling point for Apple. 

Here are a few more examples of what Siri is capable of doing

“Wake me up tomorrow at 6am.” Siri responds “Okay, I set it for 6am.”

What time is it in Paris?” Siri responds: “The time in Paris, France is 8:16pm.” Siri also brings up a live clock.

“Find me a great Greek restaurant in Palo Alto.” Siri says (courtesy of Yelp) that she found 14 — sorted by rating.

Search Wikipedia for Neil Armstrong.” and Siri will search the site for your query.

[Images and Transcripts courtesy of Engadget]

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