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Apple will stop autocorrecting swear word to ‘ducking’

(The Hill) – Apple will stop autocorrecting swear words, including the expletive that has often been replaced with ‘ducking’ much to the frustration of users, with new machine learning technology.

“In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, said at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.

Autocorrect has previously relied on machine learning. However, Federighi said the keyboard will use a “state-of-the-art” transformer language model in a new software update.

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