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.

Apple is looking to hire voice engineers for Siri

Apple is looking to hire voice engineers for Siri


source: Apple via AppleInsider

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12 Comments

1. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Oh, dumb old Siri wants to get smarter

2. thunderkat

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Does apple know that portugesse and brazilian are the same . They should have at least called it brazilian portugese like many others.

3. thunderkat

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

P.S. Brazil beat camerun 4 to 1

5. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Did you see Naymars goal (2nd point scored for brazil)? Pure luck to go through 2 players legs, one of them being the goalie haha. Great game though. Going for Italia :)

4. thunderkat

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Opps missed a little comma

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Learn2Read eh? 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. ----------------http://tinyurl.com/pwa7mms Next...

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Does "she" still have a problem with Scotish?

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Scottish as in the people?

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"Is Siri about to learn nine new languages?" ........ Highly unlikely, "sorry, I don't understand [English]."

11. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Don't use any Apple products, but I can only commend any initiative to expand into small language markets (Danish in particular)... If only it was Cortana!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep the enhancements rolling in Apple.

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