Caitlyn Jenner has a staunch ally in the form of Siri, iPhone’s voice-activated virtual assistant.
Siri got attention recently after users discovered its sassy response to the question, “What’s zero divided by zero?“
Since that revelation, iPhone users have been discovering even more quirky responses from Siri, uncovering a programmed personality of sorts.
The latest revelation? Siri is more capable than some humans when it comes to understanding gender identity.
Check out how Siri reacts when users ask a question about Jenner’s gender.
Ask a question using Jenner’s former first name, Bruce, and Siri will reply using Jenner’s new name.
Keep asking about “Bruce,” and Siri might even get a little impatient with you.
This also applies when you ask Siri questions about Jenner’s life.
Siri respects Jenner’s chosen name and gender identity, refusing to call her by her previous name.
If Siri can use Caitlyn Jenner’s proper pronouns, so can you
— Courtney Whiteman (@cmwhiteman) July 15, 2015
I love that Siri recognises Caitlyn Jenner as Caitlyn Jenner, even when she is referred to as Bruce.
— Elizabeth Reeves (@_elynn2014) July 14, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner isn’t the only transgender person on Siri’s radar.
Siri aced the gender pronouns when I asked it about four other famous transgender people.
Balian Buschbaum is an accomplished German pole vaulter and a transgender male. He was born with the name Yvonne Buschbaum.
Laverne Cox is a member of the cast of “Orange is the New Black.” She is a transgender woman.
Alexis Arquette was born with the name Robert Arquette. Siri acknowledges Alexis’s female gender identity.
Chaz Bono is a transgender male born with the name Chastity Sun Bono. He is the son of entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher.
This isn’t the first time a computer proved it was able to adapt to gender changes more quickly than humans could — a Twitter bot spent the day of Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover reveal scolding people for messing up her pronouns online.
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