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People Are Using Siri as a Therapist, so Apple Is Seeking Engineers Who Understand Psychology

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A warning that mankind is in serious trouble.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has warned that the biggest threat to the world are machines.This may be a warning as they are attempting to get into our psyche and emotions.

Perhaps you’ve stumped Siri before, asking Apple’s automated assistant things like, “What is the meaning of life?” or “How can I be healthier and happier?”

If so, you’re not alone in turning to your phone for existential guidance and serious, practical life advice. According to an Apple job posting, lots of people do it. That’s why the company is seeking software engineers with feeling—and a background in psychology and peer counseling—to help improve Siri’s responses to the toughest questions.

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