A laptop keyboard and Apple logo displayed on a phone screen with Apple website reflected on it are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on June 5, 2023. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
This is a time when AI can really work in your favor. The autocorrect feature, which has long frustrated users, will soon be able to use AI to detect when you really mean to use that expletive. That autocorrect feature that keeps changing the first letter from an ‘f’ to a ‘d’ may be a thing of the past. That is because according to Apple, your iPhone’s autocorrect is about to get a big ducking upgrade. Apple has said it will no longer automatically change one of the most common swear words to ‘ducking’. In the new iOS 17, which was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, a new kind of AI-powered autocorrect could solve the problem of a common swear word getting changed to “ducking” when you try to type it. Cries of ‘stupid autocorrect’ will soon disappear from our vocabulary. The new iOS keyboard will learn your habits over time, fixing words that you frequently misspell and leaving words alone that you intentionally typed in. Apple’s head of software explained, “In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too.”
Although iPhone users have always had the option to turn off the autocorrect feature on their phones, I would leave this feature on because my fingers would accidently touch the key next to the letter I meant to put in and I would have a bunch of misspellings. This new feature will now allow its foul-mouthed users to be as profane as they want. – Look out!
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