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Apple Patent Points To Siri On Macs

Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.

An illustration from Apple's patent application.(Source: US Patent and Trademark Office)
An illustration from Apple's patent application.
(Source: US Patent and Trademark Office)

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mak63
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mak63,
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8/12/2014 | 2:22:21 PM
Re: neat
I really hope that the rumors are correct, and Cortana will be on the Threshold beta. I will most likely give it a try.

As a Star Trek Voyager fan, to have something like Cortana ( or Siri) in my computer will make me very happy and as you said, more productive.
Michael Endler
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8/12/2014 | 2:14:04 PM
Re: neat
There's some (unconfirmed) buzz that Cortana is present in internal builds of Windows "Threshold," so if you're a Windows fan, some of the benefits described in this article might be headed your way. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Cortana comes to Windows before Siri comes to OS X, since it doesn't seem like Siri is destined for OS X Yosemite. Unless Tim Cook has some kind of "one more thing" moment planned during this fall's expected iPhone/iPad/iWatch press conferences, that makes me think Siri is a late 2015 Mac addition.
mak63
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8/12/2014 | 2:09:34 PM
neat
"The fact that workers generally need to see each task they perform only exacerbates this problem, as most people have only so much screen real estate with which to work."

That's why I have three monitors. Anyway, I love the idea to have something like Siri in a computer. I'm a long time Windows user, but I wouldn't mind give a Mac with Siri a try.
Alison_Diana
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8/11/2014 | 11:59:54 AM
Re: "Her"
Siri on a Mac could be helpful, especially as it learns the owner. Today, though, I'm glad my Mac can't hear or understand me. Given the tech problems it's giving me, Siri would be blushing from some of the names I've called the machine this morning!
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8/11/2014 | 10:39:20 AM
"Her"
While I thought "Her" was a great movie, I got really excited by how great the AI in it was at sorting out the protagonist's life. I could really do with that level of management and personal assistance so this is quite an exciting idea. 

I'd like to know that no data was being sent about me though. None at all, as a personal assitant could end up knowing a lot about you in the long run. 

The specifically cited example of finding a photo would be great though. Would certainly help out my work and speed it up nicely. 
danielcawrey
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8/9/2014 | 6:01:57 PM
Re: Siri on Mac
When Siri comes to OS X I will try it out. I like this idea of a digital assistant allowing me to be more productive. I am hoping thet the desktop version of Siri will be able to transacribe everything I say perfectly and also allow me to speak while research things.

Is this possible? Yes, the question is how well the technology will work. 

 
MalcolmTucker
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8/9/2014 | 11:25:43 AM
Re: Siri on Mac
And Apple product that thinks?  Hahaha.

 

Apple is the Skynet of today, but instead of being self-aware, it's self-absorbed and apparently, the office decisions are made in a small town known for Jamison Irish Whisky.
JoeG253
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8/9/2014 | 9:50:19 AM
Siri on Mac
Maybe Apple could integrate the new IBM Chip into Siri and create a mac that THINKS and creates a whole new concept in computer design. Look at the new IBM chip in detail, unreal and a move foward that will leave this TOY in the dust.
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