Former Apple contractor says he listened to 1,000 Siri clips a day without consent


Last month, we told you that Apple, like Amazon and Google, had third-party contractors listening to customer’s interactions with its virtual digital assistant. Apple, like the other companies, claimed that it needed to do this to make sure that Siri understood the tasks it was asked to undertake and that it responded appropriately. The recordings were graded and the contractors also had to determine whether Siri was activated on purpose or by accident.
The problem is that Siri can be accidentally activated; the sound of a zipper will sometimes be mistaken by the AI-powered …

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