Loc: Louisville, KY
Originally Posted By: zwei
Does not work. Requires an internet connection.
Doesn't take much data, and it's fast. I'm guessing they are doing this so siri can become smarter (on the backend) without the need to push software updates. I'm sure Apple also has Siri learning from mistakes and seeing what the most common questions people are asking are.
Loc: Alexandria, VA
Heh -- I just asked Siri about Life. I thought asking about the Universe and Everything as well might be a little overwhelming ;-)
Flew to Vegas yesterday and can confirm that Siri does not work at all without an internet connection ... which if you think about it makes a certain amount of sense: on a practical level most of the things you might want it to do involve communication of one sort or another ...
which if you think about it makes a certain amount of sense: on a practical level most of the things you might want it to do involve communication of one sort or another ...
I'd say the size of the database it accesses might be a bit large for a mobile device, or even a desktop. Also the code to parse any possible question is probably fairly large also. More than likely a server along the the lines of the size of a refrigerator might hold it, and that is probably a conservative estimate.
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