By GalTime Nerd Chick Andrea Eldridge
Annette Shaff / Shutterstock.comApple made headlines in December when it introduced Siri with the latest iteration of their iPhone, the 4S. Siri has been billed as an "intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done by just asking." It's a new feature to the phone and coming to the iPad that allows you to control pretty much every life-related feature on the device. It has been touted to be able to do just about everything that your phone is capable of by entering simple, natural-language voice commands. So, what is Siri, really? How does it work in the real world we interact with daily, and not just in a controlled marketing test environment?
The Nuances of Siri
Siri was developed at Stanford Research Institute and takes its name from the organization's initialism. Apple purchased the project and adapted it to their device. Siri utilizes a few third-party technologies as well. Nuance, the most well-known voice recognition technology, powers Siri's
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