Is Siri about to learn nine new languages?

Is Siri about to learn nine new languages?
Apple's web site has job openings listed for "Siri Language Engineers" with fluency in  Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Russian. The job listings aren't there just to find someone to help expand Siri's territories. According to Apple, the jobs are "an opportunity to durably shape the future of human - computer interaction, and walk the bleeding edge of a nascent field."

Currently, the nine languages listed above are not spoken by Apple's voice-activated virtual assistant. To qualify for the job, you must have earned a B.S/MSc in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or in a related field. Some of the work involves developing natural language processing code specific to your language, providing input and suggestions towards innovating new approaches and new product features tailored to your home market, and coming up with clever solutions to complex issues.

The ads state that the job has a 40 hour work week, but somehow we get the idea that working at a position like this at Apple, means not going home at 5pm every night. If working on Siri would be a dream come true for you, click on the sourcelink to check out the related openings at Apple.

source: Apple via AppleInsider


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