Who came up with the name Siri?
Dag Kittalaus, the father of Siri's basic speech recognition technology, is the one who invented the name Siri. Sharing in a start-up workshop in 2012, Kittalaus revealed he planned to name his daughter Siri after the name of an old colleague (in Norwegian, Siri means' a woman). beautiful girls can take you to victory ') and even register the domain name Siri.com. But then he and his wife had a son.
Later, when preparing to publish voice recognition technology developed by him, Kittalaus recalled and revived the name Siri. 'Consumer companies need to focus on the fact that the name of the feature must be easy to spell and pronounce,' says Kittalaus.
How did Apple get involved?
Siri, Inc. was founded in 2007 and the technology was then launched as a standalone app on the App Store in 2010. Siri, Inc. The company also plans to bring the aforementioned application to Android and BlackBerry phones. But things changed when Kittalaus, then CEO of Siri Inc., received a call three weeks later from Steve Jobs.
Apple CEO invited Kittalaus to his own home where the two had a three-hour conversation by the fireplace about the future of Siri Inc. technology. holding.
'You know, Steve Jobs talked about why Apple was going to win and we talked more about what Siri was doing,' Kittalaus recalls. Appel mya Siri with $ 200 million in April 2010, ending plans to bring Siri to rival operating systems. But there was a problem, Apple didn't like the name Siri.
Why doesn't Apple change Siri name?
Kittalaus, who worked for Apple until October 2011, put a lot of effort to convince Steve Jobs that Siri is a great name. In the end, however, Siri was chosen for a simpler reason: No one could think of a more viable option. To date, some sources interpreting Siri are short for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface.
PC World writer Leslie Horn also shared that Steve Jobs disliked some product names like the iMac or the iPod, but he kept them because they could not find a better option.