Apple Is Trying to Teach Siri About Sports
If you’re an engineer with a “deep love of sports” and an in-depth knowledge of artificial intelligence, you might want to check out the latest job listings at Apple. The company wants to build a more sports savvy-version of their digital assistant, Siri, and they’re looking for a team of sports lovers who can help.
According to the job listing, “You should be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities, have a thirst for new technology and believe that managing your Fantasy Football team is as important as managing your 401(k).”
Venture Beat explains that the current version of Siri pulls sports information from sources like Yahoo, Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association, but her ability to provide specific information is still pretty limited. Siri can give you schedules, current player stats, and tell you who won an important game, but when it comes to more obscure statistics or sports that aren't as mainstream, she’s not that helpful.
Apple wants to find applicants who know as much about sports as they do about technology—after all, those are the people who will immediately understand which additional features are needed. So, if you have “encyclopedic knowledge of sports—and wish that Siri did as well,” get your cover letter started right away.
[h/t Venture Beat]