Sunday, November 27, 2011

Microsoft's claim that its voice command system is Siri's equal is put to the test


Ahh yes, another Microsoft blunder.  Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Craig Mundie, claimed that Microsoft's "Tellme" was just as superior as Apple's "Siri."  It would have been a good idea for him to maybe try out Siri before saying something like this, but I guess that's too late.  To put it to the test, Jason Cartwright went ahead and compared Tellme and Siri to a voice off.  In the following video, you'll see that Jason asks an iPhone 4S running Siri and a Windows Phone 7 running Tellme identical questions, and seeing which one was more accurate.  As you will soon find out, the results are pretty funny.



Based on the video alone, you would think that even dialing someone would prove impossible on the Windows phone.  However, Microsoft thinks that not only is Tellme just as good as Siri, you could even book an entire wedding through it alone.  Watch the video below of Tellme in action, but I wouldn't believe much.  Certainly Microsoft knew this would come back and haunt them at some point, I just didn't think it would be this easy. 


~Until Next Time~

WIM

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