26 Facts About Siri


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

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Siri has since been an integral part of Apple's products, having been adapted into other hardware devices including newer iPhone models, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, AirPods, Apple TV, and HomePod.

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

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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 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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Siri was acquired by Apple Inc in April 2010 under the direction of Steve Jobs.

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Original American voice of 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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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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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 Siri for Android and BlackBerry devices.

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In September 2015, the "Hey 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 Siri to engaging with third-party messaging apps, payment apps, ride-sharing apps, and Internet calling apps.

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In iOS 11, 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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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 Siri was "great, " praising the potential for Siri after losing the beta tag:.

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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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One example included the phrase "Send a text to Jason, Clint, Sam, and Lee saying we're having dinner at Silver Cloud, " which Siri interpreted as sending a message to Jason only, containing the text "Clint Sam and Lee saying we're having dinner at Silver Cloud.

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

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Siri was criticized by pro-abortion rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and NARAL Pro-Choice America, after users found that 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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In January 2016, Fast Company reported that, in then-recent months, Siri had begun to confuse the word "abortion" with "adoption", citing "health experts" who stated that the situation had "gotten worse.

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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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In March 2012, Frank M Fazio filed a class action lawsuit against Apple on behalf of the people who bought iPhone 4S and felt misled about the capabilities of Siri, alleging its failing to function as depicted in Apple's Siri commercials.

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And, on too many occasions, 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 Siri following competitors' advancement in the field of voice assistants.

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

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

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