Siri Another Step Closer To Being C-3PO
With recent speculation that Apple is planning to bring Siri to its next major OS X update, it is clear that the personal assisstant program isn’t going away anytime soon. Further proof of this is that the company seems to be hiring employees to help bring Siri to at least six new languages: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish.
A recent job posting on Apple’s website says the company is seeking a Cloud Services Engineering Intern looking to “join the team responsible for delivering Siri in different parts of the world for an exciting 6 month internship in Cupertino, California.” Qualifications for the position include being fluent in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish and English.
The job description suggests Apple is looking to expand Siri’s current language offering by bringing it to several new languages and dialects. Siri is currently available in the 19 different languages/dialects listed below.
* United States (English, Spanish)
* United Kingdom (English)
* Australia (English)
* France (French)
* Germany (German)
* Japan (Japanese)
* Canada (English, Canadian French)
* China (Mandarin)
* Hong Kong (Cantonese)
* Italy (Italian)
* Korea (Korean)
* Mexico (Spanish)
* Spain (Spanish)
* Switzerland (Italian, French, German)
* Taiwan (Mandarin)