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Author Topic: Stupid Siri moan  (Read 2537 times)

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Re: Stupid Siri moan
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2020, 10:59:30 PM »

Thatís especially not good as Picard did not say "compuderr" thus it ruins the authenticity of the thing.
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Re: Stupid Siri moan
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2020, 11:28:10 PM »

The thing is, its tuned to American

Siri can be set to quite a few variations of English... UK English,  American English, Australian, etc. Even Singapore and Indian English can be configured.   

These are distinct from the more restrictive language options for Siriís own voice.   But for example you can speak to it in UK English and get answers with an American accent.

Are you sure there not similar options with Alexa?
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Re: Stupid Siri moan
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2020, 11:32:05 PM »

Siri doesnít speak various English dialects and canít cope with say Glaswegian as lampooned in various YouTube videos iirc
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Re: Stupid Siri moan
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2020, 12:32:42 AM »

Siri doesnít speak various English dialects and canít cope with say Glaswegian as lampooned in various YouTube videos iirc

Yes she/he does.  Open Settings, navigate to ĎSiri and searchí.  Under Ďask sirií, select Ďlanguageí although admittedly, Scottish English is not a specific option... UK is closest.

I have come across various comedy sketches that suggest Glaswegian is hard for speech recognition.   I get that it must be a challenge, as a Glaswegian trait is to not only add accents, but also to string words together, winaegapsinamong.

But speaking as a native Glaswegian myself, proud of my accent that many dim Southerners have always failed to comprehend, Siri does very well indeed with my requests. :)
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Re: Stupid Siri moan
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2020, 12:45:09 AM »

My mistake is to imply thereís only one variety of Glaswegian.

Maybe the designers of Siri did work on dialect mappings. I canít imagine Siri coping with broad Orcadian say, but who knows?
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Re: Stupid Siri moan
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2020, 02:30:24 AM »

Siri can be set to quite a few variations of English... UK English,  American English, Australian, etc. Even Singapore and Indian English can be configured.   

These are distinct from the more restrictive language options for Siriís own voice.   But for example you can speak to it in UK English and get answers with an American accent.

Are you sure there not similar options with Alexa?

I think it relies on you training it for your voice, which I'm reluctant to give Amazon that kind of data on me.  I would expect it to almost entirely prevent false triggers if done right though.
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