Apple Wants Siri To Be More Life-Like And Have A Personality

A lot of people make fun of Siri and claim that it is a useless functionality and another failure by Apple. I disagree with this stance 100 percent. In fact, I use Siri on a daily basis for setting reminders, doing conversions, getting directions and more. I think voice recognition technology is going to be the future and Apple has set themselves up as one of the pioneers in this field.

According to a job posting Apple has recently put up, the fruit company is looking for a creative writer skilled in character-driven dialog to “help the Siri team evolve Siri as a distinct, recognizable character.” This individual will be used to help “refresh and refine” existing Siri content and also “develop and write original dialog to support new Siri capabilities.”

Apple Is Trying To Make Siri More Life-Like And Personable

We’re looking for a uniquely creative individual to help us evolve and enrich Siri, our virtual personal assistant. Siri’s known for ‘her’ wit, cultural knowledge, and zeal to explain things in engaging, funny, and practical ways. 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 is clearly not just concerned with Siri’s technical functionality, but wants to ensure it… or she… is as life-like as possible. Siri is known for ‘her’ “wit, cultural knowledge, and zeal to explain things in engaging, funny, and practical ways,” and this is clearly something Apple wishes to use to differentiate itself from its competitors. You can take a look at the job posting by clicking here.

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  • Antsu

    I have tried siri few times. In my opinion its bs as althought speak fluint english it cant understand anything. Well my ip in eu Maybe that? They should drop these stupido things and make ios more open.

  • Frazzold

    Hahaha your English sucks in writing, what’s to say your vocal skills don’t suck as well?

  • Dewdad157

    Ya, that paragraph was pretty hard to understand. I had to read parts of it at least 3 times to understand what was being said.

    But I hate Siri. The only time I use it is to set timers or to set, enable, or disable alarms because it can understand anything I’m saying in the car when I would actually need to use it — even with hold the microphone reasonably close to my mouth. That, in turn, has also helped me realize that it can’t understand me while screaming at the top of my lungs out of frustration at the P.O.S… I basically gave up on Siri the 1st month I had it because it wasn’t worth the aggravation.

    I’m glad other people like it and have success with it, though, we just don’t get along… at all….

  • Noy Kedem

    “Sorry — this job is no longer available.”

    Maybe they already found the person for the job and we shall be seeing a new Siri in iOS 7?

  • Emrys Black

    So They’re trying to turn Siri into Jarvis?