Siri was founded in 2007 by Dag Kittlaus (CEO), Adam Cheyer (VP Engineering), and Tom Gruber (CTO/VP Design), together with Norman Winarsky from SRI International’s venture group. Siri was originally introduced as an iOS application available in the App Store. Siri was acquired by Apple Inc. on April 28, 2010. Siri had announced that their software would be available for BlackBerry and for Android-powered phones, but all development efforts for non-Apple platforms were cancelled after Apple’s purchase. It was announced on October 4, 2011 that Siri is included with the iPhone 4S. The new version of Siri is integrated into iOS, and offers conversational interaction with many applications, including reminders, weather, stocks, messaging, email, calendar, contacts, notes, music, clocks, web browser, Wolfram Alpha, and maps. Currently, Siri only supports English (US, UK, Australian), German and French, and has limited functionality outside of the US.
Siri In Iphone
Siri is the intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. It allows you to use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. But Siri isn’t like traditional voice recognition software that requires you to remember keywords and speak specific commands. Siri understands your natural speech, and it asks you questions if it needs more information to complete a task.
Siri uses the processing power of the dual-core A5 chip in iPhone 4S, and it uses 3G and Wi-Fi networks to communicate rapidly with Apple’s data centers. So it can quickly understand what you say and what you’re asking for, then quickly return a response. Siri is currently in beta version, Apple is doing improvements on it.
Will Siri challenge Google
Facebook and Microsoft is already a good challenger to Google. Apple already implemented Siri on iphone. It is working with the sound recognition. We can use our natural words to speak with Siri. May be Apple will start a search engine with the help of siri’s features. So it will become a great challenger to the google search engine. Google already implemented sound recognition tool. Now it is available only on the Chrome Browser and in the mobile.