Mossberg on Siri

Recode:

Siri’s huge promise has been shrunk to just making voice calls and sending messages to contacts, and maybe getting the weather, using voice commands. Some users find it a reliable way to set timers, alarms, notes and reminders, or to find restaurants. But many of these tasks could be done with the crude, pre-Siri voice-command features on the iPhone and other phones, albeit in a more clumsy way.

I've mentioned this before, but Google's assistant (as demo'd at this year's I/O) has got it light years ahead of Siri.  Siri needs to up it's game, pronto.  There are certain places--like the car--where I need to be able to talk to the phone and have it understand what I want it to do.   Anything from playlists to picking something up to eat on the way home.  Google can do this, why can't Apple?

Simple:  "Because Apple can't buy anything better than what Google can invent."  (h/t Piller) 

Google has put the work in on this, Apple hasn't.  Period.  

Roley

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