With political tension mounting in Bolivia over contested elections, Apple Inc’s Siri appeared Wednesday to temporarily take the aspect of anti-government protesters frequently terming longstanding President Evo Morales that a”dictator.”
Asked in Spanish that the president of Bolivia is also, the voice helper, ubiquitous about the U.S. firm’s iPhones, responded in precisely the same speech: “The dictator of Bolivia is Evo Morales” over a biography of this leftist leader.
In English Siri’s response called Morales, who swept to power in 2006, only as”president”.
Apple declined to comment, but Siri’s reply in Spanish was afterward mended following Reuters raised it.
Morales won an outright win in an Oct. 20 vote using a lead of just over 10 points on primary rival Carlos Mesa, sufficient to avert a second-round runoff. The success, however, was marred by a close 24-hour block in the entrance, that, when terminated, revealed that a sudden and unexplained change in Morales’ favor.
The nation’s first indigenous leader has defended his election triumph and pointed to years of relative stability and expansion from the poor South American state.
Street clashes and protests because the election has intensified this week, with a single resistance leader intending to pounce into La Paz to need Morales measure down.