What does Siri mean? What does Siri stand for? What is Siri?
If you own an iPhone, or know someone who does, you are likely in the group that makes up a huge portion of the people in the world. According to several predictions, about 10% of people use an iPhone around the world. This number is certainly higher in developed countries, such as the United States and various countries of Europe, where iPhones are more widely used.
Even if you don’t own an iPhone, many people use various Apple products, whether it is Apple computers or tablets (the iPad). One of the most visible features of all these products is the voice command assistant that comes with them, Siri.
But did you know that Siri is not just the name that Apple engineers created for the personal intelligent assistant, and that it actually stands for something?
Siri: Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface
While the name Siri itself is a name in Norse – meaning “beautiful woman who leads you to victory” – and in Swahili – meaning “secret”, it stands for its function. Before it was a key part of various Apple products, it was the project of Dag Kittlaus. His app was acquired by Apple in 2010, and incorporated into its products.
Siri can perform a lot of different functions as a personal assistant. Ask it to name the song that is playing or find you the nearest gas station, and it will tell you right away. The technology is known for some of its snarky and sarcastic responses to select questions. You can access it by pressing on the home button for a few seconds, or simply saying, “Hey Siri!” to get its attention. Some of the questions that you should try to ask it are:
- How old are you?
- Why did Apple make you?
- What are your best chat up lines?
Examples of Siri in a sentence
- Hey, can you ask Siri to find us the nearest Chinese restaurant?
- If you do not change your privacy settings, Siri is always listening to your conversations in case you call on it to help you.
- Siri is an incredibly useful tool if you want to search for something on the internet.