Apple Says SIRI, Google Says MAJEL
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The technology war is heating up between Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Samsung, HTC, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). This is quite evident from the possible launch of the rival software of Siri (an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator on iOS).
This software could be possibly named “Google Majel” (originated from Majel Barrett Roddenberry – actress best known as the voice of Federation computer from Star Trek) or simply called “Assistant.” This is the extension or rather an evolution of the existing voice command software on the Android phones.
The Majel would allow the user to give commands in their natural language instead of some specific language commands like “send text to” etc. This is in direct competition with the Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S-voice command. This is a an indication to their competitors that they are not far behind in the race.
Majel’s edge over Siri
Google already has the capability in most of the spoken languages. This is primarily because of its translation engine. If they are able to integrate this software with this translation support it could be one of the biggest developments in the voice command technology. This would give them an edge over the other voice software as Majel would allow the user to give a command in their own language. Is this the breakthrough that Google needed?
Integration with Knowledge Graph
Last month itself, Google introduced the Knowledge Graph, which attempts to make search smarter by using context to understand exactly what you mean. This added intelligence will give you a complete picture of your interest, provide smarter search results and pique your curiosity on new topics.
The challenge lies in integrating the natural voice input and output system to interact with their knowledge Graph. Lots of engineers are already working on it and the company expects to make this breakthrough soon.
A true Personality
In an attempt to possibly create a Star Trek computer, Google could possibly introduce a true human like personality so that it actually grows with the user, understanding the user’s need, character traits, etc. This will be the biggest edge over the stiff Siri.
These are exciting changes coming in the technological world of the smartphone, giving users a whole new set of experience and comfort. Google is trying its best to live up to its reputation as one of the most innovative companies across the globe. The challenge lies in the hand of Apple and Samsung to create a new area of dominance or expertise to keep up with the pressure created by Google.
Is Siri up for the challenge that Majel could possibly pose for it?
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