According to Heralded at the 2016 WWDC, Apple has brought its Siri voice assistant technology to MacOS Sierra. Which drives popularity in bulk by bringing a huge probabilities for knowledge navigation and workflow expansion. Comparatively, a lot smarter, but still a little dumb.
Siri.. You listening?
Some of the awesome facilities it brings to its users include Siri not listening to the user very frequently like it can on iOS. Also there is no setting to allow it to do the same in Sierra which proves to be big relief as there were constant complains about the problem. However, Users can easily turn the function on by clicking on the menu bar, or through the dock icon.
Of everything Apple has explained and demonstrated, Siri’s menus gives a list of sample queries for the assistant,such as induction of FaceTime calls, making restaurant reservations, finding movie times, recalling sports scores, setting reminders, performing Finder file searches browsing photos, and Apple Music functions. Macs, however, have access to everything that it allows on iOS.
USB microphones, as well as Bluetooth devices have been tested, concluding that none of the mics tested performed any better or any worse. Users now have the choice of selecting the input method to use for Siri through the control pane., which means the internal microphone isn’t Siri’s only input option. It lets users to search for any metadata connected with any file. If it can be searched for in the Finder’s search window, it can also be searched for with Siri.
The Siri SDK gives developers hooks into applications. Which adds one more level of functionality to the feature in future. Users can now use Automator actions in Siri, with extensive list of OS actions. Artificial intelligence such as Siri is added to Mac user’s tool arsenal at a truly optimum time.