Apple under fire for Siri’s response to Sexual Harassment

“‘I’d blush if I could’ is not the response you’d expected to hear when you tell Siri she’s a slut — but it is,” Leah Fessler writes for Quartz at Work. “In February, months before the #MeToo movement erupted, I ran an experiment in which I sexually harassed Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Google Home to document how these digital personal servants — whose names and voices are already feminized — peddle stereotypes of female subservience, putting their ‘progressive’ parent companies in a moral predicament.” “Amazon tells Quartz At Work that in spring of this year, it Click Here to Read more

[Correction]: Siri has a long way to go before catching up to Google Assistant

“Google might have a long way to go before it starts selling iPhone-like numbers of Pixel phones, but there is one important area where it’s firmly in the lead, and it has nothing to do with bezels or beats,” Michael Simon writes for Macworld. “It’s about intelligence.” “At its recent iPhone X event, Tim Cook pulled out Steve Jobs’s old Wayne Gretzky quote about skating to where the puck is going, but there’s only one company that’s thinking forward right now and it’s not Apple—it’s Google,” Simon writes. “New hardware might have been the reason for the event, but machine Click Here to Read more

Apple changes leadership when it comes to Siri has noticed that Apple has modified its employee web page when it comes to Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi. Previously held by Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi is now the head of the team that’s responsible for Siri. While not a big deal to some, Federighi is also responsible for overseeing the development of the company’s OS X and now MacOS operating system. This change starts immediately.

Can’t spell a word? Ask Siri

Sometimes, we humans get a brain fart and don’t remember how to spell a word or two. Fortunately, you can ask Siri. Here’s how: Spell (word). How do you spell (word). Spell the word Democrat. Hey Siri, spell the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Using this trick will save you a ton of time and F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-O-N.