Siri getting "dumber" (Wolfram|Alpha integration removed in iOS 7?)

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by gelorobinson, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. gelorobinson macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else noticed, that Wolfram|Alpha integration is gone when asking Siri general knowledge questions.

    It seems Siri now sources information from Bing while not answering the question directly anymore.

    In the below screenshot I asked Siri how tall Barack Obama is, under iOS 6 the answer was given through Wolfram|Alpha, while iOS 7 now shows a general bio about the person you mentioned.

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    Under iOS 7 below a long list of related materials, there is a button that let's you source the information from Wolfram|Alpha - unfortunately this will result in search results via bing, not a styled card like in iOS 6.

    Dodgy implementation or dropped Wolfram|Alpha support? Does anyone know?
     
  2. matty.p macrumors 6502

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    Wolfram Alpha is still there and if you ask certain questions you get Wolfram and others you get Bing. I think it's just a new implementation that will get tweaked. If you ask any conversions or math you get Wolfram.
     
  3. datskik macrumors newbie

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  4. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Just when I thought so called 'iOS7 problems' couldn't get more ridiculous, irrelevant and 'dodgy'.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I think Bing should be removed entirely from Siri. Wolfram-Alpha is enough. If I ask how many ounces in a liter, I want a straight answer like I do now.
     
  6. gelorobinson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    [​IMG]

    Let's hope it's an oversight and we'll get better results in the coming weeks....!
     
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    That looks to me like the wikipedia integration took over for that particular question instead of wolfram. Ask it about the higgs boson and see for yourself that wolfram is still there;)
     
  9. sumsingwong macrumors 6502

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    My Siri results shows Bing, Wolfram Alfa and Yahoo.
     
  10. twitch131 macrumors newbie

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    Wolfram working just fine over here.
     
  11. Nyy8 macrumors 6502

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    I just tired my wording differently, I said "What is the height of Barrack Obama". Something they need to probably tweak but this is a beta after all...:p

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  12. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    Oops, misread what I was replying to.

    I'm still getting actual responses to what I ask when I've tested a few things... Will keep trying different questions to see how it varies.
     
  13. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Maybe just a UK thing? When asking height, etc. works fine for me
     
  14. thechungster macrumors regular

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    Doesn't seem to be for me. Living in the UK and it still gives me Wolfram results.
     
  15. Nyy8 macrumors 6502

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    I just played around with it more, you need to be specif now with the questions. Like you can't ask "How heavy is Chris Christie", You have to stay like "How much does Chris Christie weight?" or "What is the weight of Chris Christie"

    Kida puts off Siri's "human like, Intelligent personality"
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Font size of answers is way too small and difficult to read. Wolfram/Alpha is a dumb name too.
     
  17. gelorobinson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very strange. Maybe just me then!
     
  18. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Might be a region thing, you're in the UK and I would guess the other 2 are in the US.
     
  19. Nyy8 macrumors 6502

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    Yes I am in the US. If that helps any.
     
  20. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    lol @ Bing taking over Siri, next thing we know you'll start getting a BSOD when you ask Siri a question :rolleyes:
     
  21. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Not because of this but I've felt Siri has been getting dumber since launch. She used to understand me much better too (again, I start experiencing this even before iOS 7).
     
  22. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    Font size/thiness throughout is a real issue for me. My 53 year old eyes just can't read it in many cases.
     
  23. Mabus51 macrumors 6502

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    People actually use Siri? I wish she would argue back when I yell at her. :D
     
  24. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

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    Someone needs to develop a jbreak tweak for that! Haha.
     
  25. Mabus51 macrumors 6502

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    I would jailbreak only for that! LOL :D
     

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