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Will Apple Let Siri and Apps Connect? 185

Posted by Unknown Lamer
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holy_calamity writes "Developers want to know when their apps will be able to connect to Siri, the virtual assistant built into the new iPhone 4S. Technology Review reports that providing APIs for Siri would not only make it possible to control apps with casual voice commands, but could also make Siri smarter if it is connected with other AI services able to do things like make very specific restaurant recommendations based on a person's past actions."
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Will Apple Let Siri and Apps Connect?

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  • by Lifix (791281) on Wednesday October 19, 2011 @12:50PM (#37764622) Homepage
    While you're at it Apple, it would be awesome if Siri could talk to all of Apple's apps as well. "Siri turn off bluetooth." etc...
  • by ZackSchil (560462) on Wednesday October 19, 2011 @12:57PM (#37764726)

    "Shut up friends! My internet browser heard us saying the word Fry and it found a movie about Philip J. Fry for us. It also opened my calendar to Friday and ordered me some french fries."

    There would need to be a way to strongly restrict the ways that apps could hook in or else things could turn into a disaster quickly. Not to mention the fact that the larger you make the domain of Siri, the more poorly it'll perform. That's just how AI works.

  • by Grizzley9 (1407005) on Wednesday October 19, 2011 @03:40PM (#37766866)

    While you're at it Apple, it would be awesome if Siri could talk to all of Apple's apps as well. "Siri turn off bluetooth." etc...

    Better yet: "Siri, when I leave the house, turn off wifi and turn on Bluetooth" .
    "When I get to Lowe's, remind me to get lightbulbs." (Without have to store the contact "Lowe's" address in my Address book - you can do this with your contacts that have addresses, but would need to do that first.)

    That or Apple could include some better geo location controls for phone functions like some Androids can do.k

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