- CrackBerry Abuser
08-21-2014, 09:30 PM #2
- 280 Posts
I don't have the latest leak installed but based off of the recently released video demonstration, it doesn't sound as natural or respond as quickly as the competition. Then again, it isn't final software so we will have to wait and see.
Can you provide us with some feedback? What's the most complex thing you can have it do? Do you have an Android, iPhone or Windows Phone device to make a proper comparison?
I'm not a big "voice assisant" user, but I'll see what I can figure out, and no I don't have Google now, Cortana, or Siri, to compare it too, but I'll see what I can do
I just thought it was neat how it's thinking ahead
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- 08-22-2014, 03:08 AM #5
I'm not a huge fan of voice assistants, but tinkering around with BlackBerry Assistant has me feeling like a giddy kid.
It so sound too natural compared to Siri, but it finally understands me! I launched specific songs to play, updated my twitter, set an alarm within a few minutes. It looks very promising for official release.
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- CrackBerry Genius
08-22-2014, 04:26 AM #6
- 1,807 Posts
Sounds very promising, I just fired up my Nokia 1520 and updated it to 8.1 to try out Cortana and so far I am impressed with how well she understands me.
As with all the voice assistants I have tried, it's takes a bit for them to get to know your voice, but they will only get better and better as software and technology improve.
- CrackBerry User
08-22-2014, 08:40 AM #7
- 90 Posts
SO SO SO disappointed by blackberry assistant. You have to be as the concurrence, online to use the assistant.
For me blackberry assitant to make a real différence, could be less "frindly" than siri, less "globale" than cortana, but need to be usable offline or in situation with no network and no "sending of our private life on third server".
I want to cry :'(.
- 08-22-2014, 10:26 AM #9
I like the notion that it's really a "multi-mode search" function. It doesn't REQUIRE voice input (it will take keyboard input as well and remember your most frequent queries). Not every situation allows you to speak to your device gracefully.“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- CrackBerry Genius
08-22-2014, 02:06 PM #12
- 2,956 Posts
When I try to text one of my friends through the assistant, another name from my contacts keeps coming up.
I do have a heavy accent so I don't really blame Wolfram, but is there a way to record a pattern for a contact as a voice signature so it automatically bring up this contact when the voice pattern is recognized?
I remember this was available when I was using my Bold 9000.
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- 08-22-2014, 02:13 PM #13
It's safe to say that this technology will be refined for various accents/dialects, but it may take some time.“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- 08-22-2014, 02:14 PM #14
BlackBerry Assistant is very useful and it really, really works!
But it isn't' Siri or Cortana..... It voice control that works and can pull from a number of different sources... but you will not be having a conversation with it.
- CrackBerry Addict
08-22-2014, 03:14 PM #16
- 501 Posts
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still doesn't set up appointments anywhere near efficiently. Setting date, time and subject... and all the entries are mis-spelled and need editing. Still faster to do it by keyboard, as the waiting for confirmation and error correction takes a while.
But the search feature works well.on attaching documents to e-mail:
"...And the reason for all this is that Apple forgot a cardinal principle of design: unreasonable simplicity sometimes leads to inane levels of complexity." - Rene Ritchie 11/27/12
I used to use the search function in 10.2 because it was easy but it wasn't very efficient. It wasn't "smart" at all. Now, Search is just as useful as the Hub imo, you don't really need to open apps anymore, for many tasks at least. Don't use the voice assisant but the keyboard part is great
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- 08-22-2014, 11:56 PM #18
I made a thread in the leak section about my experience and I even made a whole post using my voice. BlackBerry Assistant is amazing but they really need to make it fun by adding dialogues and chats and make her voice slightly more natural
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- CrackBerry Master
08-23-2014, 02:55 AM #22
- 1,363 Posts
"Schedule a physiotherapy appointment for tuesday at 6pm". "Schedule an appointment for 1:10 (said as 'one ten') on Monday with Dr. Sidhu" (First time getting sidhu name correct since 6 months ago when I last tried).
- 08-23-2014, 10:11 AM #23
How's the implementation with android apps btw? Will reading the address out loud finally work on Google maps?
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