Siri on iPhone 4S
Many of the new features of the Apple iPhone 4S have to do with changes in the operation or the internal hardware of the phone. One new aspect of the phone is something known as SIRI. SIRI is a type of artificial intelligence found on the iPhone 4S. It’s function is to perform various tasks for the user of the phone. Many people are excited about the prospects of SIRI and for many this is reason enough to get the phone.
In order to use SIRI, the user of the phone would simply use their voice to make verbal commands. There is a wide range of tasks that SIRI can perform. It can be given commands to send messages. It can also place phone calls for you. Another enhancement with SIRI that many other forms of artificial intelligence do not have is the ability to correctly read your voice. Many times, the device has difficulty discerning certain words and sounds when one’s regular voice is used. SIRI is able to read most voices and accents accurately.
SIRI can also perform other tasks. For instance, if you need to know the location of something, SIRI can provide the information back to you. What is nice about this is it doesn’t requiring any typing into the device. Voice commands help keep your eyes on the road if you are driving. In many places, texting while driving has become illegal. With the iPhone 4S there is no reason to use your fingers when you just use your voice to activate SIRI.
Many wonder how SIRI can provide so much specialized information. SIRI is able to access a variety of data sources from the Web. These would include such things as GPS data bases, Yelp and WolframAlpha. SIRI has a built in GPS which can provide it your location to provide relevant information.
Contributed by Kate