It is perhaps easy to discount Siri as just another Voice recognition application, albeit a rather good one. Siri it turns out is far more than this. It is far more than the Artificial Intelligence infrastructures that are dynamically used. It is also far more than the continual learning and contextual awareness systems. Siri is all this and something that could only be held to the definition of true synergy, e.g.: “Two or more things functioning together to produce a result not independently obtainable”. None of the individual parts are “new” but the combination Siri created has never really been seen before.
Why is Siri important?