Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Don’t like what Siri says? Apple hunts new writer for its voice assistant!

 

Don’t like what Siri says? Apple hunts new writer for its voice assistant!

Siri is one of the big selling points of the iPhone 5 and Apple’s other new iOS gizmos: you can simply ask it a question in natural language and it’ll do its best to answer you. But if you don’t like the responses you’ve been getting so far, we’ve got interesting news for you: Apple is now hiring a new writer to craft its replies!

A job description posted by Apple on recruitment and professional social network LinkedIn reveals that the company is on the hunt for a “Siri Writer/Editor”. If chosen, you’ll be tasked with knocking out new lines, wisecracks and retorts for Apple’s software, which is known for snarky replies to silly questions (“Siri, talk dirty to me” – “This carpet needs vacuuming”), and even posing questions of its own.

According to Apple, 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.”

You’ll need to be hot on grammar, and ideally fluent in several languages, but if you fit the bill, you could be looking at a job with the biggest tech company in the world, right in its US headquarters. If you’re interested, you can see the listing here. Good luck!

Sound fun? What would you get Siri to say? Pipe up with your thoughts in the comments below!

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