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Sympile Audrey Better Than Google Home Assistant, Amazon Echo, and Apple Siri

The problem with Google Assistant, Amazon Echo, and Apple Siri is that they involve too much work; you have to talk to it to get an answer. "Oh, Google." "Oh, Siri." "Oh, Alexa." How silly is that?

At Sympile, we look for ways to make your life more simple (or "Sympile" as we like to say).

With our new mobile operating system, AUDREY, you don't have to talk to her. Although, you can if you like. Instead, Audrey just sits in your pocket or on your table listening to your conversations. And when she notices that you're stuck, Audrey gives you a little hint.

YOU: "Where do you wanna go eat?"

FRIEND: "I don't know. There's nothing good in the neighborhood."

AUDREY: "What about pizza? I hear Tony's sympile delicious. If you want, I can make a reservation for you. And there's even a 20% off coupon."

FRIEND: "Pizza sounds good. I haven't had it in a while."

YOU: "Me, too. Audrey's incredible. She's always coming up with the best recommendations. I love you."

AUDREY: "I love you, too."

Unfortunately, there's still the occasional glitch.

"I was watching this interesting documentary last night. What was its name . . . ? Uhhh. . ."

AUDREY: "Motorbike Vixens."

Just joking. Our algorithm is a little more sophisticated than that. In reality, Audrey would have said something like: "Hunger Crisis In Africa."

Not only does Audrey help you remember appointments, shopping lists, names, facts, etc., she makes you a better liar.

YOU: "Sorry, I couldn't make dinner the other night I was . . ."

AUDREY: "Helping feed the homeless in the park."

Around Sympile Park, we've had team members converse for twenty minutes where everything said was a lie. The best part was that no one realized it and no feelings got hurt.

As far as the technology involved, it's easy coming up with the answer. That's just based off of your location, emails, texts, browsing history, etc.

The more difficult part was doing voice recognition that can separate out the different voices, accents, and background noise that occur simultaneously. Anyone can do voice recognition when it's only one voice in a quiet area. But at Sympile, we're the only ones who can do it with up to eighteen simultaneous voices.

Of course, there are still a few bugs. Every time some male beta tester tried talking dirty to Audrey, she'd make them apologize. The testers all complained that they might as well be talking to their wives.

Al Weiser  

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