Siri Facts

Siri Facts
Siri is part of the Apple Inc. operating system, considered to be an intelligent personal assistant. The system uses voice questions by the user and can make recommendations as well as perform actions instructed by the user. Results are individualized and the software is able to adapt to the language of the user and preferences as it continues to be used. Originally Siri was developed by SRI International Intelligence Center and later further developed through Apple Inc. Nuance Communications provided the speech recognition software and the original voice actors provided voices in American, British and Australian accents. In 2010 Siri was released as an app and then Apple released it in 2011 for the iPhone 4S.
Interesting Siri Facts:
Siri can perform many functions including phone actions, searching the internet for information, managing device settings, navigating, checking information, and in the future will perform language translation.
A user can access Siri by using a feature called raise to speak or by pressing and holding the home button.
A user can post to social media by telling Siri what to post. Twitter and Facebook are the only ones supported at this time.
Siri can do searches on social media to find a person or a subject.
After dictating a message to Siri the user can listen and make sure that mistakes weren't made. If there were mistakes the user can tell Siri to change it and redo the message before sending.
Siri can solve simple and complex math problems.
Siri can be used to help a user calculate the tip they should leave at a restaurant.
Siri can virtually flip a coin for a user and also virtually roll the dice.
The original voice of Siri with an American accent was Susan Bennett. She recorded her voice in 2005 without knowing it would eventually be used for Siri.
The original voice of Siri with a British accent was Jon Briggs. He also did not know what the recording was to be used for Siri.
Karen Jacobsen was the original Australian voice for Siri.
Siri can be used to provide reminders for a user so that they don't forget to make phone calls based on when someone arrives or leaves somewhere.
Siri can make conversions for a user, such as ounces to kilos.
Instead of having to tell Siri a full name each time a user wants to contact someone they can designate a relationship such as father or mother or boss.
Siri is excellent for dates and holidays and can even tell a user how many days until a specific date.
Siri can be used to book a date at a restaurant through OpenTable if the restaurant is available.
Siri can be used to open settings or an application.
Siri can be used to show a user which flights are directly above them, or to check the status of a flight.
Some accents are not well received by Siri such as the Scottish accent. Those with accents from Boston and some in the South in the U.S. are also not well received.

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