Cupertino: Siri, Apples new intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator has proved to be extremely popular amongst the millions of iPhone 4s users. However Siri and Apple were recently sued by a an angry Californian, Frank Fazio, for providing wrong driving directions. Frank complained that Siri appeared to be completely disoriented and at one time, asked him to make a left turn on a bridge that would have taken him straight into the water. Frank, who is so used to taking orders from his wife, nearly went off the bridge only to stop at the very edge.
Psychologist and Behavior Analyst Jim Fostermen isn’t surprised, “This is a very conscious decision by Apple. Apple could have created a male Assistant that would provide precise directions without asking for any help but instead chose to go with a Female Assistant so she could provide opinions and recommendations on just about anything, irrespective of her subject matter expertise. The ‘Male Assistant’ would have solved the navigation issues but the responses would be curt, to-the-point and mostly practical.”
Our technical reporters have confirmed that Apple did consider launching “Srini” instead of “Siri”. However during usability studies Apple found that most men were more likely to comply with Siri’ out of pure habit while most women developed a love-hate relationship with the super smart female-assistant.