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Japanese Siri vs Shabette Concier [video]

Apple added Japanese support for Siri in its most recent software update, iOS 5.1, but it appears that the voice-activated assistant doesn’t perform as well as competing service Shabette Concier from NTT Docomo. This video pits the two head-to-head and finds that Siri has a couple of important shortcomings. Noticeably, its language processing doesn’t seem to handle colloquial speech as well as Shabette Concier and there isn’t support for maps or location lookup for restaurants and hospitals yet.

Check out the video after the break…

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