Apple’s Siri Fails About 1/3rd of the Time

Of 1,600 common searches, the speech technology accurately resolved the request 62 percent of the time on a loud street and 68 percent in a quieter setting, according to a report released today by Piper Jaffray Cos., the Minneapolis-based investment bank. The report graded the technology “D” for accuracy, while predicting it will improve as more features are added.

“You’re playing the lottery when you’re using Siri,” said Gene Munster, the Piper Jaffray analyst who conducted the study. “They have a plan to be more competitive, but it’s going to take a couple of years.”

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