How to Get Appropriate and Right Answer From Siri?

Posted on November 28, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

Get the Right Answer from Siri: Siri is akin to having a personal assistant that intuitively answers all your questions. It is different from the other voice recognition softwares in that you don’t you have to speak precise commands or remember specific keywords to use Siri. You can talk to Siri in your normal way of talking, the way you would talk to another person and Siri will respond fittingly. Currently, Siri speaks and understands English, German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian and Spanish.

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The more you use Siri the more it understands your accent and natural way of talking. So the key to getting the most appropriate answer from Siri is to regularly converse with it. It steadily becomes more accustomed to the specific characteristics of your voice and gives you the best possible answers. You don’t have to consciously teach Siri anything. Thanks to the advanced voice recognition algorithms, it is very intuitive. Although Siri’s accuracy rate is higher for the native speakers of a particular language it gradually learns to recognize other dialects of the languages it supports.

To begin talking to Siri, hold down the “Home” button on your iPhone 4S. You will then hear two beeps and see “What can I help you with?” written across the screen. Start speaking and a lit up microphone icon will indicate that Siri can hear you. Once a dialogue between Siri and you begins, tap the microphone icon every time you want to talk to it. Another way to talk to Siri is to simply bring the phone next to your ear when the screen is on. Again you will hear two beeps to point out that Siri is listening to you.

All you have to do is ask and Siri will help you get the right information. Siri automatically utilizes information from you address book, calendars, music library and reminders to accurately respond to your requests of making a phone call, playing music or setting reminders and appointments. If Siri feels it doesn’t have enough information to do the task, it asks you certain questions to enable it to perform a task optimally.

The more personal information Siri has about you the more correct its answers will be. For instance, if you let Siri know where your home is and where you go to work, it can remind you to do specific tasks when you arrive at these locations. Knowing your location also helps Siri in optimally answering your queries of say, good Italian restaurants near your workplace and the directions to whichever one you opt to go to.

For times when you’re driving or jogging and can’t view the iPhone screen, you can use earphones or a headset to talk to Siri. It reads back all emails and text messages that you’ve dictated to it to confirm before sending them out. Ordinarily, Siri waits for you to stop speaking but if there is a lot of background noise then make sure you tap the microphone icon to indicate that you’re done talking.

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About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

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