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Tag Archive: artificial intelligence

Dec 09 2011

Siri is probably not explicitly hiding abortion information

Next query: Siri, look harder.

So, Apple’s engineers recently found themselves with egg on their faces with regard to the iPhone 4S’ Siri application. Why? Privilege, as it happens. My best guess about the “Siri doesn’t help find abortion clinics” maneno is that the engineers responsible for the application completely forgot to vet stuff relevant to women today, like abortion …

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Oct 19 2011

A Duet with Siri

Poor Siri. I’d hate to see the server statistics for how often Siri is sexually harassed since the iPhone 4S came out. (And yeah, Apple has those numbers — your voice commands are interpreted by the central Apple servers, so during peak use times, it’s apparently difficult to get Siri to function properly.)