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Apple’s Siri Curses At Boy, Tells Him To Shut Up

When it comes to the iPhone 4S’s voice-controlled personal assistant Siri, you’d better be careful what you ask for.

According to the Sun, Charlie Le Quesne, 12, learned that lesson the hard way this week when he picked up a display model of the iPhone 4S at a store and asked, “How many people are there in the world?” Siri’s answer: “Shut the f*** up, you ugly t***,” the Sun reports.

”Of course we already knew that Siri has a somewhat dark sense of humor.” says HuffingtonPost’s Ramona Emerson:  S*** That Siri Says is a whole blog devoted to the A.I.’s amusing answers to straight-forward questions and straight answers to strange questions. When one iPhone owner told Siri, “I need to bury a body,” she responded with a list of possibilities that included reservoirs, metal foundries, mines, dumps and swamps. While Siri’s answers might verge on snarky at times (try asking it to marry you), they stay clear of R-rated territory. Ask it to “talk dirty to me,” and Siri replies, “Humus. Compost. Pumice. Silt. Gravel.”


In November, The Huffington Post reported that Siri had difficulty understanding non-English accents, leading some to wonder if Siri was racist.

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