Apple apologizes, changes how humans review Siri audio

[ad_1] In this June 4, 2018, file photo Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks about Siri during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple is apologizing and changing the way humans review audio recordings made through the company’s Siri digital assistant. The […]

Apple fires hundreds of contractors hired to listened to Siri recordings

[ad_1] More contractors throughout Europe may have been let go. As The Guardian reports, many are upset that Apple fired so many people with just one week’s notice. Even those who were concerned with the program’s ethical implications expressed their frustration. Apple previously promised that “as part of a future software update, users will have […]

Apple fires hundreds of contractors hired to listened to Siri recordings

[ad_1] More contractors throughout Europe may have been let go. As The Guardian reports, many are upset that Apple fired so many people with just one week’s notice. Even those who were concerned with the program’s ethical implications expressed their frustration. Apple previously promised that “as part of a future software update, users will have […]

Hey Siri, Google and Alexa—enough with the snooping

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hey, Google, enough is enough already. Google was caught having contractors listening in to our conversations from its personal assistant, which sounds bad until you realize Google wasn’t alone in this. Apple and Facebook were doing the same thing. And this week, Microsoft got stung by Vice’s Motherboard, and now […]

Hey Siri, Google and Alexa—enough with the snooping

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hey, Google, enough is enough already. Google was caught having contractors listening in to our conversations from its personal assistant, which sounds bad until you realize Google wasn’t alone in this. Apple and Facebook were doing the same thing. And this week, Microsoft got stung by Vice’s Motherboard, and now […]

Are Siri and Alexa making us ruder?

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Is the way we bark out orders to digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant making us less polite? Prompted by growing concerns, two Brigham Young University information systems researchers decided to ask. “Hey Siri, is the way we talk to you making humans less polite?” OK, OK, they […]