Now Apple has only recently released their new pride and joy, the iPhone 4S. A mediocre phone, at best, if you ask me. Try comparing it to many of the already existing Samsung phones and you’ll reach my conclusion as well.
That isn’t the main concern here, though. Thing is, the iPhone 4S only sold that good because it had that oh so godlike < strong sarcasm here > personal assistant AI, SiRi. After Apple developed that software, they closed down the project so that people couldn’t be sold to anybody else. The weirdest part is that they made it look way more complicated than it actually is. Or maybe Google is just that good that it created a perfect replica that can do most of the things SiRi can ( SiRi was developed in MONTHS ) that was made in only 8 hours of work.
So just to make the joke complete, they named it iRiS. Another AI assistant that can do most things siri can ( considering iris is still in alpha state ). Now if I were to think like a god-fearing dumbling, I’d say : Hasn’t Terminator thought us enough about why it’s bad to mess with AIs ? Apart from not being all that practical and useful, this AI thing is pretty awesome.
Below you have the official description :
iris makes your phone talk on topics ranging from Einstein to Mozart.
Yeah, Iris is siri in reverse. Inspired from the iPhone feature Siri, iris interacts with you in voice.
Gone are the days when you “Google searched” for information.
Just “ask” iris. She will talk to you on any topic. Ranging from Philosophy, Culture, History, science to general conversation.
Note: You need to have “Voice Search” and “TTS library” installed in your phone for iris to work. Most of the phones have these pre-installed, if not please install them from Android market before you try iris.
You can download it from HERE. Why not, it’s free after all …
Also, here is a video in which you can see iris in action :