Apple has gotten serious about machine learning and its virtual assistant in the last couple of years, going on a huge hiring and acquisition spree to bolster its R&D efforts. But as a customer, I don’t feel like Siri is next-level. I feel like I’m fundamentally using the same Siri I have been for the last seven years.
What Google Assistant does differently:
With all of Apple’s talk about privacy and security, why can’t Siri do on-device real-time voice transcription of our Voice Memos? Turn on airplane mode and you can’t even invoke Siri at all. You get a big fat error stating that you have to be connected to the internet.
Wait’ll next year.