Last week I posted a video about Siri (IPhone virtual assistant app) poor performance in recognizing foreign accents. This week I found an article called “Skyvi [Android App Review] – Best Siri Alternative?” which has a video demo showing Skyvi’s features. Being an ESL speaker, I got very excited and decided to test myself to find out how well Skyvi (virtual assistant for Android) could recognize my commands. Note that I am a ESL speaker, and Portuguese is my native language.
Here it is another Testing Skyvi video:
As you could notice in the Testing Skyvi video, I have a strong ESL accent, so I think this app could be used as an entertainment too for ESL speakers, as opposed to a “virtual assistant”.
All in all, I love the idea of having my own virtual assistant, and I’ve been having tons of fun talking to Skyvi. Although, I think there are still a lot of room for improvement in order for Skyvi recognize foreign accents.
I wanna know: Have you ever used Skyri or Siri? What are your thoughts about this new virtual assistants concept?
Don’t mute the TV and stay tuned for my next week’s post!