Siri's Achilles Heel Is Non-Native English Speakers With Thick Accents

9to5Mac stumbled upon a YouTube video that exposes one of Siri's weaknesses - people who speak English with a heavy accent. These non-native speakers cause poor Siri to get all confused.

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The bewildered Voice Assistant keeps searching for Linda when the speaker wants the weather. And the response he receives when he asks Siri to "read text?" Well, it's a classic that you'll have to hear for yourself in the video. [YouTube via 9to5mac]

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And this is why I think my wife is going to have problems with Siri...She was born with no soft palate in her mouth (where you and I would have a roof to our mouths separating our nasal cavity from our mouth, she's got none), and so when she talks, she has a slight speech impediment. When she's tired, or when I'm tired and trying to listen to her, she sometimes has to repeat herself several times to make sure I understand her.

However, if Apple can figure out how to make those people understood, they have a WINNER with Siri...