iPhone 4S Siri is much better than Google’s voice recognition

Siri beat Android’s Voice Recognition hands down!

Rory Cellan-Jones from BBC did a quick test to see which smartphone is better in Voice Recognition, iPhone 4S’s Siri or Android’s Google Voice Recognition.

He did the test by speaking the same text into Siri in iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Tab and compared the transcribed results from both of them.

Orignal text he read:

It’s a challenge that has occupied scientists for decades and promised huge fortunes to anyone who could solve it. I’m talking about speech recognition, back in the news because it is one of the most significant features of Apple’s latest phone. Will it remain an amusing party-trick – or become the key way in which we communicate with computers?

Siri transcribed it as:

It’s a challenge that has occupied scientists the decade and promised huge fortunes to anyone who could solve it stop I’m talking about speech recognition back in the news because it is one of the most significant features of Apples latest phone STOCK will it remain unamusing party trick or become McKee way in which we communicate with COMPUTERS?

Galaxy Tab’s transcription:

If I started the decade and poets 14th avenue and hope It stops on Interstate recognItIon back In the news because It’s 1 of the most signIant pIctures of apples latest phone got the wIll remaIn In the musIc of the trIck or become a keyway computers.

From the above results, it seems like iPhone 4S’s reply is so much better than Samsung’s GalaxyTab’s. Although Apple’s Siri is release close to 1 year later than Google’s but it has already beat his competitor hands down. Congrats to Apple!


2 Comments

  • Reply Mike "ex-genius |

    I'm thinking that Rory kept saying "stop" when he meant "period", because Siri would never put that word in otherwise (and does very nicely when you do add the period correctly).

    Also I wonder if he has a contact name called "McKee", because when I tried this test it correctly wrote "the key" (and I can't imagine how it would come up with "McKee" otherwise, unless he's mushed mouthed).

    The only error I do think Siri makes consistently is not handling the word "for" — that is indeed an error in his test I have come across before.

  • Reply Annie |

    Wow! Looks like Steve Job really did a great job! Congrats Apple and yay technology!

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