30 Facts About Apple Siri


Apple Siri is a spin-off from a project developed by the SRI International Artificial Intelligence Center.

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Two months later, Apple Siri acquired it and integrated into iPhone 4S at its release on 4 October, 2011, removing the separate app from the iOS App Store.

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In 2016 and 2017, a number of media reports said that Apple Siri lacked innovation, particularly against new competing voice assistants.

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Apple Siri is a spin-out from the SRI International Artificial Intelligence Center, and is an offshoot of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's -funded CALO project.

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Kittlaus named Apple Siri after a co-worker in Norway; the name is a short form of the name Sigrid, from Old Norse Sigriðr, composed of the elements sigr "victory" and friðr "beautiful".

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Original American voice of Apple Siri was recorded in July 2005 by Susan Bennett, who was unaware it would eventually be used for the voice assistant.

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Apple Siri acknowledged that the voice work was done "five or six years ago", and that he didn't know how the recordings would be used.

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IOS 11, Apple Siri auditioned hundreds of candidates to find new female voices, then recorded several hours of speech, including different personalities and expressions, to build a new text-to-speech voice based on deep learning technology.

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In February 2022, Apple Siri added Quinn, its first gender-neutral voice as a fifth user option, to the iOS 15.

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Apple Siri released as a stand-alone application for the iOS operating system in February 2010, and at the time, the developers were intending to release Apple Siri for Android and BlackBerry devices.

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In September 2014, Apple added the ability for users to speak "Hey Siri" to enable the assistant without the requirement of physically handling the device.

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In September 2015, the "Hey Apple Siri" feature was updated to include individualized voice recognition, a presumed effort to prevent non-owner activation.

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The API restricts usage of Apple Siri to engaging with third-party messaging apps, payment apps, ride-sharing apps, and Internet calling apps.

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In iOS 11, Apple Siri is able to handle follow-up questions, supports language translation, and opens up to more third-party actions, including task management.

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Apple Siri received mixed reviews during its beta release as an integrated part of iPhone 4S in October 2011.

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MG Siegler of TechCrunch wrote that Apple Siri was "great, " praising the potential for Apple Siri after losing the beta tag:.

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Amount of times Apple Siri hasn't been able to understand and execute my request is astonishingly low.

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Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica wrote that Apple's claims of what Siri could do were bold, and the early demos "even bolder":.

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Apple Siri makes clear that the product is still in beta—an appropriate label, in our opinion.

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Google's executive chairman and former chief, Eric Schmidt, conceded that Apple Siri could pose a competitive threat to the company's core search business.

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Apple Siri was criticized by pro-abortion rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and NARAL Pro-Choice America, after users found that Apple Siri could not provide information about the location of birth control or abortion providers nearby, sometimes directing users to crisis pregnancy centers instead.

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Our customers want to use Apple Siri to find out all types of information, and while it can find a lot, it doesn't always find what you want.

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Apple Siri has not been well received by some English speakers with distinctive accents, including Scottish and Americans from Boston or the South.

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And, on too many occasions, Apple Siri either gets things wrong, doesn't know the answer, or can't verbalize it.

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In June 2017, The Wall Street Journal published an extensive report on the lack of innovation with Apple Siri following competitors' advancement in the field of voice assistants.

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Apple Siri did not disclose this in its privacy documentation and did not provide a way for its users to opt in or out.

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Apple Siri argued that, even though Apple has apologized, it has never faced the consequences for its years-long grading program.

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Therefore, if Apple Siri can be triggered into cursing, broadcasting discriminatory content, and so on, the actions will most likely be carried out.

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Apple Siri fixed the issue silently, although it is unconfirmed if the videos specifically brought it to their attention.

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Apple Siri provided the voice of 'Puter in The Lego Batman Movie.

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