Big Win For DuckDuckGo: Apple Adding To Safari As Private Search Option | Search Engine Land
Siri’s “galaxy far far away” story | The Loop
Siri の身の上話 | maclalala2
Samantha の声（Scarlett Johansson）がステキ・・・
Her (2013) | IMDb
The Astonishing Triumph Of ‘Her’ | ParisLemon
Her | Review In Haiku
Anyway, I really liked ‘Her’ … | Twitter / parislemon
Machine language: how Siri found its voice | The Verge
For every Siri, there’s an actor sitting in a sound booth, really needing to go to the bathroom or scratch an itch. Once that person finishes her job, she can go home. But her voice has only begun its journey.
The text-to-speech industry is extremely competitive, and highly secretive.
Getting a computer to assemble a human-sounding voice is a herculean task.
These early robotic voices sounded robotic because they were totally robotic.
At a bare minimum, he says, it would be nice if voice systems like Siri understood the users’ emotional state and reacted accordingly, the way a human attendant may adopt a soothing voice to deal with an enraged customer, for instance.
How Siri found its voice | The Verge
Allison Dufty がステキだ・・・
While the tech sector gets excited about the future of speech, there is one group that is surprisingly not psyched about it: voice actors. That’s right, the very people supplying the raw materials. The reason might be they just don’t understand the implications. Although there are actors, like Day, or Allison Dufty, a voice-over actress who has done many jobs for Nuance, who are willing to speak publicly about their work, those actors are few and far between..
How Siri found a voice | Dave Mark
I’ve always been fascinated by Natural Language Processing (parsing language into a computer understandable form) and speech synthesis (turning raw text into an human sounding spoken voice). Siri is an example of both of these technologies at work.
This article and the video below does a terrific job filling in some of the blanks on how tech like Siri evolved over time and how it works.
@parislemon Siri leaving a … | Twitter / ajbaran
Perfect. Lots of “castration”. [via @ajbaran] | ParisLemon
Hold The Phone, I Want My Dick Tracy Watch | TechCrunch
At first, these Dick Tracy watches are undoubtedly going to rely heavily on your smartphone, just as the Pebble does. Eventually, though, the tech can and will reside on your wrist. Maybe then the smartphone is the thing people carry around mainly to take pictures with. Crazy to think about now, perhaps. But why are we all walking around with a computer in our pockets?
Google Glass is a fascinating bit of technology. But I say there’s no way that sees any sort of mainstream adoption before my Dick Tracy watch does. Baby steps. And we’re getting very close to that particular step. I can’t wait.
Can Siri go deaf, mute and blind? | counternotions
What happens to Apple’s design advantage in an age of objects performing simple discreet tasks or “intuiting” and brokering our next command among themselves without the need for our touch or gaze? Indeed, what happens to UI design, in general, in an ocean of “interface-less” objects inter-networked ubiquitously?
‘Can Siri Go Deaf, Mute, and Blind?‘ | Daring Fireball