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CNET News Video: Apple introduces voice recognition app

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CNET News Video: Apple introduces voice recognition app

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Apple's Scott Forstall shows off Siri, the company's new voice recognition-enabled personal assistant for the iPhone 4S. The new software will allow you to ask for help and will respond back to you in human-like language.

-Siri is your intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. -What is the weather like today? -Here's the forecast for today. -It is that easy. The exact words I say aren't important. It's the meaning behind the words. So, I can ask this in a completely different way. Do I need a raincoat today? -It sure looks like rain today. -Read my message. -New message from Phil Schiller. "When can we have lunch?" -So, it reads it handsfree to me. -You can reply or read it again. -So, before I reply, I think I want to have lunch on Friday. Handsfree now, I can just ask Siri about my calendar. I can ask it, "Do I have any meetings Friday at noon?" -You don't have anything on your calendar for this Friday at 12 p.m. -Fantastic. So, let me go ahead and reply to Phil now that I can make it. Reply, "I can do Friday." -Here's your reply to Phil Schiller. -Remind me to call my wife when I leave work. -Here's your reminder for when you leave work. Shall I create it? -Sure. Let's get from that. -Okay, I'll remind you. -So again, in an earlier conversation, it asks me who wife was and now it knows. And, so I just say, "You know, remind about my wife." It's now set up a geo-fence around work. In this case Apple for me. When I leave Apple, it will put up an alert reminding me to call my wife. Now, here's all of the sorts of things you can do with Siri. You can voice style. So, call someone just by saying their name. You can control your music. You can control playing in on artist or an album. But now, you can also play any song you want including any song you might have in iTunes and in the Cloud. You know, download it and start playing it for you or even a genre. You can say, "Please, you know, play some rap music for me." "Play some classical music." It will automatically start playing that for you. You can use it for messages. Send and receive text messages, iMessages. You can manage your calendar now with your voice. Schedule meetings, check-- check on meetings, move meetings around, cancel meetings. All just with your voice. It's integrated in with reminders as you saw and with maps, you can ask for traffic and directions. E-mail, you can compose and dictate e-mails right to Siri. You can ask questions about the weather and about stocks. With the clock, there's a lot of things you can do in addition to things like the alarm clock. You can set timers. So, let's say your-- you stick something in the oven. You're gonna bake it and needs to take it out in 30 minutes. Just take your phone and ask Siri to set a timer for 30 minutes and your done. You can look up things for contacts. You can create notes. You can search the web. You can search Wikipedia and all of the other questions you can ask of [unk]. It is absolutely blowing.

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