Siri, which has been the usp for the iPhone 4S has bought a new a whole new dimension to the way we interact with our smartphones. Although voice assistants have been in existence for a long time but never did Artificial Intelligence seemed so real. We have also seen many efforts and alternatives for Siri for iOS and Android devices but most of them have either been a dictation tool or just a GUI for Google’s own voice servers.
While there have been many shots at the real thing but now we are witnessing some serious and exciting competition, and one of them is Evi. Developed by True Knowledge and uses the same Nuance-based backend as Apple’s virtual assistant. Evi, does recognize and answer queries with fineness which can compete with Siri.
Evi, is actually a voice based search engine which provides nice responses. Before the release of Evi, the developers at True Knowledge, were working on a secret project based on Artificial Intelligence which we now know is Evi.
Unlike a search engine, which simply looks for matching words and shows you a list of websites, Evi understands what you want to know and gives back exactly what you’re after.
Need to know where the nearest bank is? Not a problem. Going out for dinner but can’t decide where? She can help with that too. The more you ask, the more she will learn, and thus she is improving all the time.
Features Of Evi :
Evi, is a search engine in which we can suppl input using voice and keyboard. While typing it also has one-tap word typing which gives suggestions of words you might want to type hence making it faster. Just like Siri, the developers have also given Evi, the ability to adapt its users behavior and hence giving a much better feedback.
However the comparison between the Evi and Siri is not completely justified. While Evi is a voice based Search Engine, Siri isa personal voice assistant and is able to interact with a user’s calendar and reminders schedule. While no matter how advanced Evi becomes it will not have that deep integration with the operating system.
Evi is available in Android Market and iOS App Store for $ 0.99 to cover the cost of including Nuance Technology.
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