Google Android now has a robust voice recognition system called Jelly Bean, which is displayed here in a competition with Apple’s Siri. Both of the versions demonstrated here are in beta, but are nearing deployment. Google’s Knowledge Graph shows its pedigree in search, which is actually a strength.
Over the past year, I’ve become more dependent on Siri’s voice commands than I thought I’d ever be. As both major platforms — iOS and Android — become better at voice, the customers will be the major beneficiaries.
(Hat tip to DS for getting me on the scent.)
2 Thoughts on "Siri vs. Jelly Bean — The Voice Recognition Era Gets Competitive"
Are there good numbers available for Siri usage? In my limited sampling of iPhone owners, I observe very high usage up until 24 hr after purchase and negligible use thereafter…
What is amazing is not the voice recognition, but the question processing. I had no idea that question answering had come this far, assuming these are normal questions. I would ask it how tall some other people were, besides today’s atheletes, say Bill Gates and Julius Cesear. Then I would ask it some science questions. This could revolutionize literature discovery. Gotta get one.