More Details Revealed About iOS 5 “Assistant” Feature

News | Wednesday August 10 2011 1:57 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Last month, folks at
. They also published a screenshot from a purported iPhone test unit, which suggested that the feature will be called 
They have just provided some more interesting details about the rumored system-wide voice recognition feature.
According to confirmation from the iOS SDK (shown above), Apple and Nuance’s partnership for iOS 5 will likely be capped at speech-to-text and the voice recognition backend for Assistant. Siri’s artificial intelligence and technology will be the driving force behind the feature. We also think that we have an idea of what Assistant will actually do once it is fully integrated into iOS…
It appears that Siri’s technology will not only be the driving force, but this Assistant feature will very closely mirror the Siri iPhone application. According to code files related to Assistant, the service will be able to tap into a user’s address book, e-mail, calendars, phone application, and will be able to open links….
Additionally, unlike with the Nuance Dictation speech-to-text functionality, Assistant looks to be a go for both newer iPhone models and the iPad 2.
has discovered references to the Assistant feature in iOS SDK but reiterate that they’re not sure if the feature will make it to the final version.
, so you can download it using this 
 to find out what it would mean to have Siri’s artificial intelligence and assistance technology deeply integrated into iOS 5.
Are you excited about the possibility of an extensive voice recognition service coming to iOS? Or do you think it’s too gimmicky without too much practical use?

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