>Voice recognition technology: good in theory?

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This is not an iPhone 4S

So apparently the people at Apple have never called FedEx or UPS. I can’t be the only one who gets annoyed with the voice commands you have to bark into the phone in order to find out where your nephew’s Christmas gift ended up.

Unless it’s going to sound like Kramer when he did the MovieFone voice, “Why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you selected…” the this new Siri software is going to be a nightmare.

Plus, you don’t even have to have an accent of any flavor to confuse most voice recognition software. Anyone on have Google Voice? You know what I’m talking about.

I read somewhere that you have to talk to Siri like you would a child. What kind of child? A girl of 8 or a boy of 4? There is a big difference in comprehension and attention span.

Granted, I love most things Apple has created. I just hope they found some magic wand that makes talking to a computer as easy as it was for the folks on Star Trek. You never heard them sigh in frustration because the computer’s reaction was too slow or just froze for no reason.

If the usual frustration factor is still there, you are going to have phone rage erupting across the world. “Screw you, iPhone! I told you to remind me about that job interview and I overslept. I hate you!”

What it really needs to have is a “Do you really want to contact that person?” feature. “Sorry, Dave. Your blood alcohol level is too high. I cannot let you contact Shelia. You don’t want a repeat of last week, do you?”

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