Monday, 30 April 2012

Siri: Meet Aisha...from India

 
Siri – the often frighteningly competent and occasionally annoying voice assistant of Apple’s iPhone 4S – now has an Indian version.
But whilst ‘Siri’ sounds like a Sri Lankan alcoholic who moonlights as an electrician, the Indian version is charmingly named ‘Aisha’ and sounds, very, well…Indian, not to mention politically correct.
Actually it stands for Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant.
And whilst you have to cough up a small country’s GDP to purchase a Siri-ready iPhone, Aisha will be available on a new locally-made smart phone: the Micromax A50 Ninja which will set you back just Rs 5000 (approx. GBP65).
Through the voice recognition tool, users can initiate a Google search, view stock market details, make calls, read news about desired locations, view recipes and, perhaps most importantly, view their daily horoscope.
Aisha can also help users send messages, inquire about missed calls and make queries on varied subjects such as date and time, weather conditions, and even general knowledge.
- UKAsian Staff


Siri: Meet Aisha...from India

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