Ask Siri To Define 'Mother' May Not Turn Out As Expected - MobileAppDaily
technology

Asking Siri To Define 'Mother' May Not Turn Out As Expected

Siri gets itself entangled in the word "Mother."

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/Asking Siri To Define \'Mother\' May Not Turn Out As Expected

Siri is a well-known virtual assistant part of Apple Inc. One can communicate with it through voice commands and this amazing tech is now almost six years old. With each passing year, we expect Siri to get better and smartly understand the commands. However, in one of the recent instance, Siri responded vulgarly when it was asked to define mother.

The first response by Siri was fairly normal and sounded, “As a noun, it means a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth.” After that, Siri will ask you, if you are interested in listing the second response. Till then, everything sounds fine, but the second response is not the one you would expect. It reads, “As a noun, it means short for mother****er.”

 

The glitch is expected because of the listing of slang definition in the Oxford Dictionary for the word “Mother.”

The error was first figured out by users in Reddit's r/Apple subreddit and the similar results were found on various other devices of Apple including iPhone 5S and all the above devices up to iPhone X, even iPads. The Australian Siri also encountered the same issue.

 

This is not the first time that Siri has been in news for uttering something inappropriate. In 2015, Siri’s version of word “Bitch” was quite offensive. Similar to this occasion, the definition of the bitch was a female dog wolf, fox or otter, but on the second pretext, Siri defined it as “a spiteful or unpleasant woman.” On learning about it later, Apple jumped into action and got it corrected. And this time also, we expect Apple to come forward and clear the air and get this fixed ASAP.

Ask Siri

A similar bug surfaced in the Amazon’s Alexa voice-recognition program that involved Echo devices to abruptly make a laughing sound. According to the company’s statement, the output was due to an error in device voice recognition system that mistook some phrases for laugh.
 

Vikram Khajuria
Written By Vikram Khajuria

Jack of all trades. Covering the journalism field, Vikram writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better. Breathe it!!

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
technology

Android Apps With Issues Will be Down Ranked in The Play Store by Google

Joshua Anderson 4 min read  

As part of the Google’s campaign for uplifting the standards of the Google Play Store, it added new effort. This time the tech giant introduced a new algorithm in the Play Store that will help the company in ranking the apps. Now the company will rank down the apps that are not behaving well a

technology

Apple Rejecting The App Submission If Name Includes Price

Ariana Johnson 4 min read  

The biggest platform for the mobile application in terms of market Apple has just taken another step to ensure its quality. Apple has started rejecting the submission of ios or MacOS application containing their price in the name. Mobile app development unit experiencing the regular rejections

technology

Apple Appointed a New VP and Managing Director For The Chinese Market

Eric Jones 4 min read  

Apple considerably knows the importance of the China's potential market and don't wanna give any slip. Apple just announces a major job role in China market of Apple inc., a new VP, and Managing director is assigned to the China's region. Isabel Gel Mahe who is the engineering leader is

technology

Google Introduces A New Standalone Podcast App For Android

Vikram Khajuria 4 min read  

Google has finally come up with a standalone podcasts app in the Play Store. The app is called Google Podcasts. It will use Google’s recommendation algorithms to integrate people with shows they might enjoy based on their listening habits. Prior to this, the podcasts were available on Android