A.I. professor challenges Siri and Google Voice with his own voice search app
Prof. Cassimatis believes that his voice recognition technology is much better compared to what's currently used by the leading companies, because of the fundamental differences in their approach towards natural language recognition. “We memorize the dictionary to read the Library of Congress. Siri is trying to memorize the Library of Congress," says Cassimatis.
The engine of SkyPhrase, which is currently available as a website, Chrome extension and an iPhone app, is capable of understanding complex queries, which the widely-popular services today might struggle with. For example:
- "Emails that Jane sent me during the holidays containing pictures;"
- "Tweets about Mars from NASA during the last two days;"
- "Flights from New York to Orlando leaving next week and returning in November."
If you'd like to give SkyPhrase a try, you can do so by visiting its website or by downloading SkyPhrase for iOS for $0.99.
1. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)
I think it is way to promote app.
But I would be happy to see the performance of this app.
2. mydi.maus (unregistered)
Google is a search engine,will have better voice recognition than siri,(apple)
9. Zero0 (Posts: 557; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Google's status as a search engine has no effect on how well speech-to-text works or how the text is parsed. When Google Voice Search understands a query, the results should beat Siri's, but voice recognition is more than that.
12. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
What i would like to know is why this editor is calling this GOOGLE VOICE? Am i the only one in here that is annoyed when people incorrectly use that term to describe the actual correct term "Google Now"
FYI: The ACTUAL Google Voice service is a service that routes your calls and lets you text over data. Here is some education: google.com/voice
3. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
S voice is better in my opinion and has been proven in multiple articles on IphoneArena!
Both are great though no doubt. No complaints about both.
5. nwright94 (unregistered)
I'm not sure if I'm the only one but when playing with my brothers s3 s voice rarely understood what I said exactly. Siri is no better, but googl voice has the best voice recognition. In terms of functionality, then yes s voice and siri are pretty close.
6. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
S Voice is garbage compared to Google Voice actions and Siri. It has issues understanding simple statements and it takes a while to load up. Google Voice Actions is extremely fast and pretty accurate as long as you speak clearly. Where on PA have you ever seen S Voice besting Google Voice Actions?
7. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 753; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I have an S3 and can't wait for the Jellybean update cause Svoice is garbage.
4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 753; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
A great way to promote his product so it gets bought out by Apple and Google so they could integrate his technology.
8. bloodline (Posts: 685; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Nothing will beat Google voice Google now or Google search. Google are kings in this area
10. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I can't say that I've had any complaint about voice recognition with Siri. The problem is what it is what actions it's capable of performing. Also it picking up slang that's used by the general populous or even from the user itself (I wish Apple would allow the user to manually enter words so the autocorrect can stop correcting them).
11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
love to see the battle of these voice assistants! :)