"Majel"--Google's answer to Siri

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by shivkala, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. shivkala

    shivkala Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's no secret that Google is looking to copy Siri for Android users and developer's are working on it under the codename "Majel," after Majel Barrett-Rodenberry:

    Nice of them to throw in a homage, even if they don't release the final product under that name.
     
  2. Sky

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    I really really would love it if they released it under that name.
     
  3. FordSVT

    FordSVT Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I really, really would love it if they released it with her voice as an option.

    I mean, how fucking COOL would it be for real life to imitate art like that again? I'm sure it would be possible, there is such a massive catalogue of her voice acting available that they could probably derive her phonemes and create any word necessary.
     
  4. BrotherBenny

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    That would be brilliant, and I'm sure she's watching from her starship with a smile on her face.
     
  5. Ríu ríu chíu

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    If it can't actually use Majel's voice, I say leave it be. :shrug:

    I mean, sure, Majel herself wouldn't mind, but I wouldn't see the point of it if it doesn't actually sound like her...
     
  6. Psion

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    For years I've been wondering if there's a set of algorithms that could be developed that would allow a computer to simulate any person's voice just as there are algorithms that allow a computer to simulate the path of light to illuminate a 3D model in CGI.

    A sort of voice equivalent to raytracing.

    This would be tremendously useful for the entertainment industry, espionage, extortion, politics, and my answering machine.
     
  7. CorporalClegg

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    I have little interest in smartphones, but I have to admit this is pretty effing epic.
     
  8. Nerys Ghemor

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    If for whatever reason her voice can't be used, maybe they could ask Jodi Durand, who did the voice for DS9's Cardassian computer.
     
  9. Ronald Held

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    I would use it if it used Majel's voice.
     
  10. Sky

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    Yeah, I would buy it if it used Majel's voice.
     
  11. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The Android already has Iris.
     
  12. jefferiestubes8

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    I can't help but think after seeing Siri on the iPhone4s last year and videogames using voice command like Mass Effect 3 and others using XBOX360's Microsoft's Kinect (and rumors of the next Playstation 4 including one) for physical motion movements that we are getting closer to a Star Trek Computer-like interface.

    Google's voice command software and Apple's Siri in 3 more generations or in 10 years will be a lot closer to the Star Trek computer in TNG, DS9, VOY.