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  1. progguy's Avatar
    Hi everybody, I'm new in the blackberry family. I love bb10 OS, i'm very excited waiting for 10.3 with BlackBerry assistant. But tonight, seeing Microsoft presenting his Cortana during build 2014, I just can't imagine how BlackBerry could not be another time too late in the race :'(
    What's your opinion ?
    PS: Sorry for my English, i'm french.

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    04-02-14 06:12 PM
  2. anon(5818411)'s Avatar
    Hopefully it is

    Microsoft is taking their sweet time on releasing it. Nothing will compraeto google now.

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    Last edited by khehl; 04-02-14 at 07:22 PM.
    04-02-14 06:32 PM
  3. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I'm still waiting to see actual statistics on how many people actually use voice assistants. IMO, it's a thing for now but will die off eventually or evolve. I'd prefer to use something like that at the evolved stage, not early adoption.
    04-02-14 06:44 PM
  4. rajbir01's Avatar
    I'm still waiting to see actual statistics on how many people actually use voice assistants. IMO, it's a thing for now but will die off eventually or evolve. I'd prefer to use something like that at the evolved stage, not early adoption.
    Agreed. I only use the voice assistant on my Z30 if I need to type something long and only have one hand available and if im by myself LOL.
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    04-02-14 06:52 PM
  5. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Agreed. I only use the voice assistant on my Z30 if I need to type something long and only have one hand available and if im by myself LOL.
    It handles porn URLs? Amazing.

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    04-02-14 06:55 PM
  6. mphillips828's Avatar
    Agreed. I only use the voice assistant on my Z30 if I need to type something long and only have one hand available and if im by myself LOL.
    Agreed, I almost never use voice assistant...to text when I am around people I feel weird saying what I want to text...people may not understand and it would be awkward for sure lol...I really don't think voice assistance is at all useful like people WANT...its more a perception that it's "cool" and it is cool, but the usefulness so far isn't there...its faster to swipe a page and open my music app and click the song compared to opening the voice assistant and saying to play "artist" and wait for it to find it...hopefully it heard you correctly and then play...

    Still a way off from full on mass consumer usage and usefulness thats for sure...if they can make it much more conversational that would be better.
    04-02-14 06:56 PM
  7. Andrew4life's Avatar
    Never used it and unless it can understand colloquial conversational commands, I never will.
    04-02-14 07:02 PM
  8. anon(3896606)'s Avatar
    I sure hope so, however, to my understanding, only internal BlackBerry employees know.
    In the leaked 10.3 (very, very, early build...) it doesn't work, at all.
    We have to play the waiting game.
    04-02-14 07:05 PM
  9. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Hopefully it is

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    I somehow doubt it though :-/
    04-02-14 07:06 PM
  10. go1ndr's Avatar
    Still the people that use iPhone (S) with Siri, love it--my wife included! Siri is so far advanced that its kind of scary. On the newest iPhone 5-S, the program carries on an intelligent conversation with the person using it. I read a while back that Apple collects every question that Siri is asked and adds it to the program, making it an actual learning AI--amazing to me and none of the other look-alikes work as well as Siri does. I'd love Apple to license it out to BB! Now your talking!
    04-02-14 07:14 PM
  11. CpE CKS's Avatar
    Haven't used voice assistance. And as of now I don't find it that useful YET.

    My 1st choice of smartphone (not smartTOY), BlackBerry.
    04-02-14 07:18 PM
  12. go1ndr's Avatar
    A good example of Siri is my wife told her (it) that her name was Sarah, but Siri should call her Harper (her maiden name and nickname). So when she asks Siri what her name is, Siri says "Well Sarah, your name is Sarah but you told me to call you Harper so Harper it is"! Sarah said "Thanks Siri" and Siri said, "its no problem Harper"! I laughed my **** off! We need that AI on BB! I've seen that QNX runs a system that is even better than Siri in their automobile systems. Wonder if this is part of that system as well?
    04-02-14 07:28 PM
  13. UnlimitedEra's Avatar
    Well for voice feed back I think the one on 10.3 is better than both siri and cortana, but for commands and responses blackberry lack them, they use wolfram and if it doesn't get what you want it says " Would you like to search the internet for XXXX?" about the UI on intelligent assistant it's cool flat and modern.
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    04-02-14 07:37 PM
  14. SparkyBC's Avatar
    Siri isn't that smart. Hell 3 years later it still can't pronounce names of proper towns and cities around here. Which pretty much renders it useless as it looks for places that don't exist.

    Siri is shut off on my phone because it's useless for its basic functions to even help.
    04-02-14 07:51 PM
  15. mphillips828's Avatar
    Well for voice feed back I think the one on 10.3 is better than both siri and cortana, but for commands and responses blackberry lack them, they use wolfram and if it doesn't get what you want it says " Would you like to search the internet for XXXX?" about the UI on intelligent assistant it's cool flat and modern.
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    What do you mean by voice feedback?
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    04-02-14 08:04 PM
  16. LuayS's Avatar
    On the s4 you can use it to answer the phone and the like which I think is pretty cool. Especially while eating

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    04-02-14 08:06 PM
  17. Daniel Montanaro's Avatar
    I use the blackberry voice assistant when I'm driving to do simple tasks. Mainly create appointments.

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    04-02-14 08:14 PM
  18. bull_thumper's Avatar
    I try to use and would like to use the voice assistant when I'm driving but it often doesn't understand my native language.

    Texan.

    Dialing is the only thing that I can get to work most of the time.
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    04-02-14 08:50 PM
  19. anon(5818411)'s Avatar
    I'm still waiting to see actual statistics on how many people actually use voice assistants. IMO, it's a thing for now but will die off eventually or evolve. I'd prefer to use something like that at the evolved stage, not early adoption.
    Thats why I love google now its just an all around assistant not just a corny voice assistant. It might be creepy at times but it would be so so helpful. Especially to a business person

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    04-02-14 09:33 PM
  20. 21stNow's Avatar
    I'm still waiting to see actual statistics on how many people actually use voice assistants. IMO, it's a thing for now but will die off eventually or evolve. I'd prefer to use something like that at the evolved stage, not early adoption.
    The implementation of the voice assistants has started to evolve. I have been using voice assistants of some sort since 2010. I like the always listening feature on the Moto X the best. It is easy to use and takes out the steps of having to wake the phone up and activate the voice assistant. As mphillips828 said, you could perform the task that you wanted to perform the "old-fashioned" way if you have to go through all that to get to the voice assistant.

    I use the voice assistant for voice dialing mostly, but also use it for information/web searches.
    04-02-14 09:35 PM
  21. anon(5818411)'s Avatar
    The implementation of the voice assistants has started to evolve. I have been using voice assistants of some sort since 2010. I like the always listening feature on the Moto X the best. It is easy to use and takes out the steps of having to wake the phone up and activate the voice assistant. As mphillips828 said, you could perform the task that you wanted to perform the "old-fashioned" way if you have to go through all that to get to the voice assistant.

    I use the voice assistant for voice dialing mostly, but also use it for information/web searches.
    Always listening would be sweet if you are in a car. Im not going to find my phone say sometthjng then press the button again like in say it

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    04-02-14 09:37 PM
  22. Flatman's Avatar
    I've always felt this is the next big tech thing. To get voice response similar to the Star Trek computer. People will jump through hoops for that technology. 'The "Truth" is out There'
    04-02-14 10:11 PM
  23. jmb12177's Avatar
    Me personally, I don't see how it is any better at all. I don't use my BlackBerry at all when driving, it doesn't matter if it is hands free, or not, you are just as likely to get into an accident as a drunk from being distracted. Proven fact. As for a smart learning AI, none of them can hold a candle to Watson.

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    04-02-14 10:56 PM
  24. herbersh's Avatar
    I used the voice assistant on 10.3 out of curiosity.
    On my Z30 with 10.2.1, when I dictate the sentence 'There was significant mitochondrial dysfunction of the endothelial cells' it always struggled with mitochondrial and endothelial, whereas 10.3 got it right the first time. Siri gets it wrong also.

    So for me, it may help with email and BBM dictations.

    Using it for jokes and for fun would wear thin soon,
    04-02-14 11:52 PM
  25. anon(5818411)'s Avatar
    I used the voice assistant on 10.3 out of curiosity.
    On my Z30 with 10.2.1, when I dictate the sentence 'There was significant mitochondrial dysfunction of the endothelial cells' it always struggled with mitochondrial and endothelial, whereas 10.3 got it right the first time. Siri gets it wrong also.

    So for me, it may help with email and BBM dictations.

    Using it for jokes and for fun would wear thin soon,
    Lol why are you trying to teach your phone biology? Sounds like you were trying to teach it how cellular respiration works sayong "mitochondrial" or instrinsic pathways

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    04-02-14 11:59 PM
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