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iPhone 4S で大人気の Siri は SRI International[SRI インターナショナル<Stanford Research Institute]で生まれた。

WSJ が Siri 開発の背景について興味深い記事を書いているのでご紹介。

WSJ.com: “Siri Service on Apple’s iPhone 4S Talks Back With Humor” by Geoffrey A. Fowler: 15 October 2011
WSJ日本版: “スマートフォンは「スマート・アレック(でしゃばり)」になるのか?“: 17 October 2011

以下日本語は WSJ 日本版訳をそのまま引用させていただいた。

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SRI の人工知能プロジェクト


The creators of Siri put “deep thought” into the personality of their software, says Norman Winarsky, a co-founder of the company that was bought by Apple for $200 million in 2010. Siri was born out of an artificial intelligence project at SRI International, a research institute.

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Siri has two distinct systems at its heart. One listens and translates what customers are saying, the other interprets the meaning behind the request and responds. It’s in that last part where the sass comes in.

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“There were many conversations within the team about whether it should be gender neutral” or “should have an ‘attitude,’ ” said Mr. Winarsky, who didn’t go to Apple, and still works at SRI. The result, before the software was bought by Apple, was “occasionally a light attitude,” he said.

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Siri を iPhone に組み込む


When Apple began integrating Siri into the iPhone, the team focused on keeping its personality friendly and humble—but also with an edge, according to a person who worked at Apple on the project. As Apple’s engineers worked on the software, they were often thinking, “How would we want a person to respond?” this person said.

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感情を持たせたアップル Siri チーム


The Siri group, one of the largest software teams at Apple, fine-tuned Siri’s responses in an attempt to forge an emotional tie with its customers. To that end, Siri regularly uses a customer’s nickname in responses, as well as those of other important people and places in his or her life. “We thought of it almost as a person on the phone,” this person said.

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An Apple spokeswoman declined to answer questions about how Siri works. It uses different voices in each of its available markets: female in the U.S., Australia and Germany, and male in the U.K. and France.

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少しずつ見えてくる Siri 開発の背景・・・

SRI International が Siri を発表したときの記事を見ると Siri は iPhone 3GS のために開発されたことになっている!!!

ということは 4S だけじゃなく 4 や 3GS でも可能ということ???

★ →[原文を見る:Original Text日本語)]

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