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Jobs on Siri--NY Post

STEVE, MEET SIRI: On the same day Apple unveiled its new iPad HD, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson revealed Jobs’ reaction when he was shown a finished version of the voice-activated assistant Siri, Page Six reports. Isaacson said in a conversation with The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta at the Core Club yesterday that when Jobs’ staff introduced their famously prickly boss to Siri, he “was trying to stump it.” “He asked, ‘Do I need an umbrella tomorrow?’ Siri said, ‘Yes, it’s going to rain.’ Jobs finally asked, ‘Are you a man or a woman?’ Siri responded, ‘They have not yet assigned me a gender,’ and Jobs said, ‘Yes!’ ” The boss had found an answer that Siri, despite its female voice, hadn’t quite figured out yet. (3/8a)

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