How Does VoiceBox's Personal Assistant Compare to Siri?
While our technologies have some basic similarities, we are most proud of the differences and the kind of superior Personal Assistant application our technology can give you.
We have all the benefits of being an open-platform, 'white-label' product with years of experience in designing applications with superior voice recognition that better understands the user's intent, and can be delivered with safety in mind.
VoiceBox works for you; Siri works for Apple!
Siri is part of Apple and is designed to meet Apple's business model objectives. VoiceBox works for you and the applications we build for our partners work for them. With VoiceBox, you can build a better Personal Assistant, unconstrained by someone else's objectives.
A good Personal Assistant works for the 'boss'. Similarly, VoiceBox works for your customers! What does this mean? Simply put: our Personal Assistant does what's asked of it! Take a look at the difference:
- "Open Spotify."
Siri's Response: "I'd like to but I'm not allowed to. Sorry."
VoiceBox's Response: Opens Spotify.
What's that about? Who's working for whom here? Our Personal Assistant has a 'can-do' attitude.
Equally importantly, Siri is a stand-alone product. Apple won't work with you to integrate it into your product. This forces your customers to use two voice interfaces - one to control the device ("turn on the heat") and Siri. VoiceBox provides a single interface for your customers!
VoiceBox understands what you want, Siri understands what it wants you to want!
Another challenge Siri has from being in the Apple 'walled garden' is it won't recognize what it doesn't want to. This is particularly a problem for users looking for content, an industry Apple wants to control:
- "Open Netflix."
Siri's Response: "The opening stock price for Netflix is 67.89."
VoiceBox's Response: Opens the Netflix app, the intent of the query.
- "Ok, get me Blockbuster then!"
Siri's Response: "I found 21 places matching Blockbuster."
VoiceBox's Response: Opens Blockbuster.
Again: "Voicebox doesn't just listen, it understands."
VoiceBox gets you what you want, when and where you need it and with your safety in mind!
The VoiceBox Personal Assistant can serve you across all consumer devices: on the cellphone, in the car, in your home (your TV, your home music system, etc.) Siri works only on your iPhone, assuming you have one. Sorry Android and Windows Phone users! And sometimes it's not safe to use it in your car because it often requires you to read and touch the screen!
VoiceBox has deep roots in the automotive market, serving companies like Toyota, Lexus, Chrysler and Dodge. Not only has this driven superior recognition in the noisy car environment, but it has forced us to design to rigorous safety standards.
Compare the VoiceBox hands-free experience to Siri and ask yourself which experience you'd want your loved ones to use in a car:
- "Send a text message."
Siri's Response: Dictation is displayed on screen. User has to look, read, touch to edit and then send.
VoiceBox's Response: Hands-free experience: Reads back message, not requiring screen interaction/distraction.
In summary, Siri and VoiceBox have a lot in common, which is why together we own most of the patents in this space. But we build our technology and applications towards very different visions of what a Personal Assistant can be.
We think a good Personal Assistant works for you and does its best to understand your needs — they certainly don't refuse to help! This is the VoiceBox difference, and we think your customers will notice!