“Apple has published four job postings that reveal the company’s intent to make its Siri personal digital assistant more capable when it comes to fielding queries about sports,” Jordan Novet reports for VentureBeat. “Potentially, that could make Siri a more essential companion for resolving debates at the water cooler.”
“The job postings, with the job title ‘Siri Software Engineer — Sports,’ are identical,” Snyder reports. “People chosen for the jobs will work at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.”
“‘The Siri team is looking for someone with a combination of strong technical skills, a desire to build exceptional customer features and a deep love of sports,’ Apple says in the job postings, which have gone live in the past two weeks. ‘We’re looking for the right person who can collaborate with other engineers in several technical areas to help build Siri’s knowledge of all things sports related. You should be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities, have a thirst for new technology and believe that managing your Fantasy Football team is as important as managing your 401(k),'” Snyder reports. “Artificial intelligence (AI) experience is a requirement for the job, the job postings say… [and] candidates must have an ‘encyclopedic knowledge of sports — and wish that Siri did as well.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Siri has already made tremendous strides in terms of sports. We can’t wait to see where she goes next!