Siri Idiot

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:

  1. I can’t get my head around barking instructions at my phone
  2. I can’t think of anything I want it to do for me, and
  3. it knows nothing about things I want to know about.

Apart from that I think it’s a great idea!