Apple has announced that it will no longer autocorrect swear words on its devices, including the commonly mistaken substitution of “ducking” in place of a certain expletive. The move is being made possible thanks to advancements in machine learning technology that allow Apple to better understand its users’ intended language. Previously, the autocorrect feature would automatically replace any detected profanity or offensive language without the option to opt out. This move may come as a relief to many who have experienced the inconvenient and often humorous “ducking” substitution. However, it remains to be seen if Apple will extend this feature to all languages and cultures, as some may consider certain words to be offensive regardless of their intended meaning.
Today: December 10, 2023