1. DMP89145's Avatar
    I was curious so just now I asked Siri "What does poison ivy look like?" Yup, Wikipedia suggestion... for the SUPERVILLIAN "Poison Ivy". Nothing about the plant!
    Yeah.. The default answer should be the plant or "first choice" with a question like that, because that's what most people would want to reference. The DC character should have to be a qualifier in the question like that if that's what someone is looking for.
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    Last edited by DMP89145; 06-12-2017 at 10:41 AM. Reason: Added picture
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    06-12-2017 10:38 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Great question. Right now, I use her for song identification, and an occasional quick task while driving, such as call _. I don't like that I have to talk to her though, even though I know that is changing.
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    06-12-2017 02:44 PM
  3. dpscott's Avatar
    I'd say I'm a heavy user but that might be because I rely on it in the car.
    If it was smarter and understood context I'd use it at home too
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    06-12-2017 03:11 PM
  4. metalchick719's Avatar
    I have really only used Siri minimally compared to other users, but I would definitely use her more if she was improved. I really only started using Siri when I got my iPhone 6s in September 2015, and mostly just to compose texts while I was out on a walk and had troube seeing the screen in bright sunlight (one of the things I definitely and desperately miss about using my Nokia Windows Phones is ClearBlack technology that allows you to see your phone's screen even in the brightest sunlight! How I would LOVE to see something like that on the iPhone!). Siri seems to always mess up what I want her to say and changes certain words. Maybe it's my New York accent, but maybe not since I don't think it's over the top. Plenty of times, I would double check the text and then end up fixing it manually. Very frustrating! Incidentally, I haven't used Siri since sometime last year - yikes!
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    06-12-2017 09:54 PM
  5. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Yes, if it were better I'd use it more.
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    06-13-2017 05:53 AM
  6. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Don’t forget the fact that some people simply prefer to do things the way they’ve been doing them and thus simply don’t want or need a HomePod.....
    Don't let him fool you, "D's" just mad HomePod's aren't coming in Rose Gold ...
    06-13-2017 07:41 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Don't let him fool you, "D's" just mad HomePod's aren't coming in Rose Gold ...
    (Laughing)....You really need to make an appointment right now to see Dr. Somebody because you’re “not quite right”....
    06-13-2017 07:43 AM
  8. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I was curious so just now I asked Siri "What does poison ivy look like?" Yup, Wikipedia suggestion... for the SUPERVILLIAN "Poison Ivy". Nothing about the plant!
    I tried asking it again too, but I changed the question to "What does Poison Ivy look like" and this time Siri got it right! She brought up several images of poison ivy (the plant). Clearly it depends on how we word our questions and requests to SIRI... and I am hopeful that SIRI will become more intuitive! #teamsiri
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    06-13-2017 11:18 AM
  9. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    I tried asking it again too, but I changed the question to "What does Poison Ivy look like" and this time Siri got it right! She brought up several images of poison ivy (the plant). Clearly it depends on how we word our questions and requests to SIRI... and I am hopeful that SIRI will become more intuitive! #teamsiri
    Hm, "What does Poison Ivy look like" still gives me the Wikipedia DC comic character. But "what does the poison ivy plant look like" got me a photo.
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    06-13-2017 11:32 AM
  10. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    Hm, "What does Poison Ivy look like" still gives me the Wikipedia DC comic character. But "what does the poison ivy plant look like" got me a photo.
    I just got the same photo from siri:
    If Siri were better, would you use it more?-img_0608.png
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    06-13-2017 11:51 AM
  11. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Hm, "What does Poison Ivy look like" still gives me the Wikipedia DC comic character. But "what does the poison ivy plant look like" got me a photo.
    See the problem is Siri's a female, women can never make up their minds ... you would have to put a man in there to get the correct answer ...
    06-14-2017 07:50 AM
  12. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    See the problem is Siri's a female, women can never make up their minds ... you would have to put a man in there to get the correct answer ...
    ... I'm not touching that one.

    Siri can be changed to one's preference: male or female and a few different accents in English. I changed Siri to British Female and tried the same question. She got it right this time!

    ... probably because I tried putting stress on "poison" when asking—"what does POISON ivy look like?"
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    06-14-2017 08:00 AM
  13. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Talking to your phone is weird. I keep Siri shut off....however I do talk to spell out texts when I have a long one, and I have to give credit to Apple that they have come a LONG way. Not near perfect but much much better from where they began.
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    06-16-2017 07:27 AM
  14. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I don't know if I would use it more, but on the occasion when I try to use it I wouldn't want to throw my phone out the window. The only thing that works for me is dictation in text messages, and I use that when driving, if I have to answer a text.

    At least when Siri messes up it is usually in spectacular fashion, and nowhere near what I asked for, so as angry as I am, I do get a laugh out of it.
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    06-16-2017 08:38 AM
  15. Chicks2180's Avatar
    Siri works extremely well for me I use her everyday on my iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Air 2 and iPod 😀
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    06-16-2017 10:32 AM
  16. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Before Siri, can iOS 11 fix that little quark where is spell corrects a correctly spelled word with another word that has no business being in that sentence. Thanks!
    06-16-2017 01:16 PM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    Siri is quite good for daily use as it is, but I'm not going to be using voice unless I'm alone...
    06-19-2017 09:37 AM
  18. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I tried asking it again too, but I changed the question to "What does Poison Ivy look like" and this time Siri got it right! She brought up several images of poison ivy (the plant). Clearly it depends on how we word our questions and requests to SIRI... and I am hopeful that SIRI will become more intuitive! #teamsiri
    That's the problem though. She's much more picky for that stuff. I think this is where Google and Microsoft have advantages, because their Assistants are heavily tuned by their search engines, which rank responses algorithmically almost in real time. Google and Cortana can take almost any question format and retrieve the statistically strongest response because of this. They also are tuned to expect voice j put that is as varied as the text input to their search engines.

    This is why they are much better at giving responses which don't require you to look at a screen - a big advantage for screenless devices like smart speakers and in-car technology.

    Siri failed to deliver on Apple's promise of a "proactive" assistant, as well. I almost never use her on my phone or iMac.
    Annie_i6s likes this.
    06-24-2017 04:07 PM
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