I was persuaded by a mate to take a look again at Apple’s Siri, the personal assistant on iOS. I have to say that I have some deep seated psychological dislike of shouting into my phone in order to get it to do stuff but I promised to take a look at it again as he felt I was missing out.
The first thing I struggled with once turning Siri back on again was just what would I say to here. I could ask the weather forecast but I have apps for that and I find looking out of the window is more reliable. So I decided to ask her about something I was interested in – motorsport or more accurately, formula one.
As you can see from the images above Siri isn’t a great motorsport fan and wasn’t able to help me with my enquiries. Football? Yes! Formula One, reputed to be the third most watched sport after the olympics and the football world cup but taking place 21 times a year rather than every four years. No!
So I turned off Siri again becuase:
- I can’t get my head around barking instructions at my phone
- I can’t think of anything I want it to do for me, and
- it knows nothing about things I want to know about.
Apart from that I think it’s a great idea!