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Finding a voice: To Siri, With Love

How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri personal assistant software


my iPhone 4 use Siri

my iPhone 4 use Siri (Photo: AKuo Yeh)

To Siri, With Love

NYTimes.com

Everyday technology, like mobile phone personal assistants can help connect people and give them voice.

“For most of us, Siri is merely a momentary diversion. But for some, it’s more. My son’s practice conversation with Siri is translating into more facility with actual humans. Yesterday I had the longest conversation with him that I’ve ever had. Admittedly, it was about different species of turtles and whether I preferred the red-eared slider to the diamond-backed terrapin. This might not have been my choice of topic, but it was back and forth, and it followed a logical trajectory. I can promise you that for most of my beautiful son’s 13 years of existence, that has not been the case ….”

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fashion/how-apples-siri-became-one-autistic-boys-bff.html

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