Siri (and its various competitive products and platforms) is, frankly, amazing. Those who used to watch Knightrider back in the 80’s finally realized what David Hasselhoff (or his mustache) achieved when talking to his car, Kit. Suddenly we’re able to actually tell our digital assistant to do things. And it does them.

But once you get past the initial excitement of these tools, a bit of a sad reality rears its head – they don’t actually work that well. Sure, they’re amazing when we talk just right and do so in a quiet room. But in the thick of it, during the busy flow of our day-to-day lives, I’m yet to experience a voice recognition solution that is anywhere near flawless.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.