iPhone fanciers can look forward to a wittier, sharper version of Siri, an Apple job notice suggests, as the tech giant ramps up its efforts to improve the much-maligned voice-commands service.
Posted last week, the situations-vacant ad is seeking a Siri writer/editor with a brief to "refresh and refine existing Siri dialog [sic]” to "help the Siri team evolve Siri as a distinct, recognizable character”.
Intriguingly, they’ll be tasked with developing and writing "original dialog [sic #2] to support new Siri capabilities”, suggesting that there are some new features in store for us alongside the attempt at Wildean wit and sparkling digital repartee.
The post states: "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’s plan for Siri mk 3 comes after the last update for the service added local search support for UK businesses. The omission thereof sparked howls of criticism when Siri first landed on the iPhone 4S.
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