Not a suprise but have they considered the positive effects of this? In a country where clear spoken English is seen as a premium such technology could force users to speak with something more akin to the 'Queen's English' (or the apple equivalent).
If Siri cant understand you chances are neither can a considerable chunk of the world.
It could be used in a similar way to Sugata Mitra's work in India who I was fortunate enough to see in person at last years ALT conference:
The relivant paper (possible behind a paywall)
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