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Apple killer app Siri struggles with Indian regional accents

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps8MwyJH8Zo

The relivant paper (possible behind a paywall)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01077.x

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