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Siri is an amazing piece of software

Update: While we’re on the topic of software talking to you like it has a mind of its own, meet Dr. Sbaitso ( acronym for Sound Blaster Artificial Intelligence Text to Speech Operator). Dr. Sbaitso was an artificial intelligence program that runs on MS DOS and was released by Creative Labs 20 years ago. Watch Dr. Sbaitso in action after the jump.

Take a look at this video especially towards the end when Siri answers “noted”. The computing that goes on behind this piece of software is extraordinary. We will say that Siri is one very intelligent piece of code and this video demonstrates Siri’s intelligence amazingly.

Question now is, is Siri practical in everyday use? Especially when you’re talking to it in noisy environments. What do you think?