Apple announced the suspension of a program to improve the search assistant Siri using people. The idea was that the employees listened to users’ requests to Siri and determined the accuracy of the work of artificial intelligence.
In fact, this meant that other people listened to your requests. One of the former Apple employees told The Guardian that specialists were constantly confronted with sensitive information – for example, concerning medical diagnoses.
Probably, in the future, users of Siri will be given a choice: to participate in the program to improve the assistant, or completely ban Apple employees from listening to requests. The company noted this opportunity in its statement.