Apple's Siri really doesn't know about Euro 2016, or football...
Apple are promoting their love of football to tie in with Euro 2016, but if you ask Siri about the matches, she's not very clued up.
Apple are in love with football
But Siri is still a bit confused by Euro 2016
But does Siri, Apple's voice controlled assistant on the iPhone, share this deep passion for the game? It would appear maybe not.
Thursday saw one of the biggest matches in the group stages at Euro 2016, with England taking on neighbours Wales. So we asked Siri when Wales were going to play:
And she responded, rather bizarrely with this...
Playing music. By rapper Rick Ross. What on earth does this have to do with the Welsh taking on the English. Ah, Siri's spinning Play your part (feat. Wale Meek Mill). So there's a Wale reference. But Siri, come on!
So we went with what time the game was on...
Success! A football match. Ah. But NOT the one against England...
So we asked Siri about the England game...
We weren't really getting anywhere. So we thought maybe Siri just prefers tiki-taka football... and asked her about Spain... would she know Spain play Turkey tomorrow?
Right. Basketball. Betraying your roots here Siri. We made the question more specific...
Spain - Turkey. Just doesn't exist for Siri.
Right. As generic as possible. Can Siri spot there's a major tournament happening in France right now, or maybe even a major tournament happening in her homeland of the US of A?
We give up. Can someone lend us an Android phone...
Notes: All the questions were asked of Siri on a standard iPhone 6, with Siri being in UK English, with the British female voice. The person who owns the iPhone gets Siri to call him Boss, presumably because no-one else will.
Footnote: After the England - Wales game (which England won 2-1), we checked to see if Siri knew anything about it... alas not even the English fighting back after going down to Bale's free-kick registered with her:
- Euro 2016
- England national football team
- Wales national football team
- UEFA Euro
- Speech recognition
- National teams
- Artificial intelligence
- United Kingdom
- Western Europe
- Operative system
- Software programmes