16:58Ask Siri: Apple's Virtual Assistant Program Has a Potty Mouth

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16:58Ask Siri: Apple's Virtual Assistant Program Has a Potty Mouth

Writing on Reddit's Apple subreddit, user "thatwasabaddecision" pointed out that Siri went all Samuel L. Jackson (NSFW link) after being asked to define the word "mother".

- "a female animal in relation to its offspring". When she asks you: "do you wanna hear the next one?", answer "yes". Siri responds. If you say "yes" to hear the next definition of the word, things will get weird.

Fox News has confirmed that even though some Apple users noted the issue has been resolved, it was still delivering the controversial result as of Monday morning. Perhaps with how much we swear at Siri we shouldn't be too incensed when she responds in kind - but it's definitely an unintended effect that Apple was hoping to avoid by policing their assistant as much as possible.

A recent study cited Google Assistant as the top virtual assistant, with Apple's Siri ranked last, in tests conducted with Amazon's Alexa (3rd) and Microsoft's Cortana (2nd).

All you have to do is ask Siri, "define mother".

"It means, short for motherfucker", the robo voice said without a hint of regret.

It seems the Oxford English Dictionary is to blame for Siri's cursing tongue. In the Oxford Dictionary, the word is listed as a short for a "vulgar slang", but Siri does not include that descriptor and simply states the slang as it is.

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