Apple Looking to 'Refresh and Refine' Siri

According to a job posting, Apple is looking to "refresh and refine" iOS' voice assistant, Siri.

The company is looking for a potential employee to "refresh and refine existing Siri dialog," according to the posting for a Siri writer/editor. In addition, Apple requires applicants to be able to expand the software's functionality.

"Siri's known for 'her' wit, cultural knowledge, and zeal to explain things in engaging, funny, and practical ways," reads the job listing. "The ideal candidate is someone who combines a love for language, wordplay, and conversation with demonstrated experience in bringing creative content to life within an intense technical environment."

Apple purchased Siri and incorporated it as an iOS application for the iPhone 4S in 2011. The technology has since been integrated to the latest versions of the iPad and iPod Touch, with Apple also looking to bring it to its OS X.

As for the inevitable revamped Siri, it may make an appearance in the iPhone 6 through iOS 7.

 

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  • memadmax
    nitriumSerious question. Does anyone actually still seriously use Siri, or was it always just a little bit of a gimmick whose novelty has now worn off? I don't have an iGadget, so I'm genuinely interested from iOwners.


    It's a gimmick...
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  • nitrium
    Serious question. Does anyone actually still seriously use Siri, or was it always just a little bit of a gimmick whose novelty has now worn off? I don't have an iGadget, so I'm genuinely interested from iOwners.
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  • A Bad Day
    If Apple really wants to improve Siri, maybe they could offer IBM's Watson team some hefty benefits in return for switching from IBM to Apple as their employer...
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  • keither5150
    They could make it useful like Google Now. It should have a setting for shutting off the non relevant replies. After a while it's like listening to a guy who laughs at his own jokes. Google now works fantastic with google maps and navigation. It is also lightning fast. Also, I don't think that Google now is censoring it's results...... remember..... who has the best smartphone? I am shocked that Siri didn't end up on a Nokia lumina commercial.
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  • fuzzion
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    a love for language, wordplay, and conversation


    Why dont you just ask siri? Or will she feel offended that she isnt good enuf?
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