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Siri contemplates her navel

Over at 512 Pixels, Stephen Hackett wonders about the path Siri is on:

I understand Apple wanting to make sure that Siri’s core functionality of controlling your iOS device keeps getting better. That stuff should be bulletproof, but we’re five years into Siri’s life. The company should be moving past these features and making Siri smarter about the world around us.

As Stephen points out, Siri bails out and shows web pages way too often, among other failings. In my optimistic moments my hope is that there’s a major upgrade to Siri coming and that’s why so much progress seems to have stalled; in my pessimistic moments I remind myself that Siri is a cloud service and updates can roll out all the time, so what we see is what we’ve got.