` Voice recognition technology? In a phone? In Scotland? — imaginary family values

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Siri, the virtual personal assistant that comes with the new iPhone 4S, is advertised to understand English as she is spoke in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Somebody forgot to tell Apple’s engineers that Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, so the poor electronic lass is mistaking “cheers” for “chairs”… and worse.

They really should have seen this coming.

(Disclaimer: I work for Nokia, which produces phones that compete with the iPhone.)


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