Siri Now Able to Answer U.S. Election Questions

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Siri, the built-in voice assistant on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod, and other devices, is now able to answer questions related to the 2020 U.S. election and deliver live results as votes are counted, reports TechCrunch.

Siri is able to answer information queries such as "When are the California primaries?" along with questions that involve real-time information like "Who's winning the New Hampshire primaries?"


Live results are provided by the Associated Press, with this information also used in the Apple News app to provide county-by-county results and a map tracking candidate wins in each state primary.

The updated Siri feature is part of Apple's special coverage of the 2020 presidential election in the United States in the Apple News app, which Apple announced last week.

Apple's election coverage includes news and analysis from dozens of sources along with live streamed debates and other content. Apple plans to continue offering election coverage through the 2021 presidential inauguration.

Election information provided by Siri is rolling out now, and should be available to everyone soon.

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Bryan Bowler

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I sure wish Apple would fix the every day common problems with Siri, but they don't. For example, about 40% of the time when I tell my watch to set a timer for 20 minutes, Siri responds with "I can't do that, would you like to set an alarm instead?

???
 

jtara

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Yeah, this will end well. 😆
exactly what I was thinking.

I’m sure they mean well. But.... this just cannot have a good ending. They are going to suffer incoming fire from all sides. And then there will also be the inevitable technical foul-up.
 

Bryan Bowler

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I just tried this and sadly Siri completely blew it:

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^ LOL, this pretty much sums up Siri. I talk clear and concise, but she only responds intelligently 60-70% of the time. I could understand if Siri was just a year or two from release, but it's been waaaaay longer than that. It just might be one of Apple's worst products I've ever seen.
 

hagar

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^ LOL, this pretty much sums up Siri. I talk clear and concise, but she only responds intelligently 60-70% of the time. I could understand if Siri was just a year or two from release, but it's been waaaaay longer than that. It just might be one of Apple's worst products I've ever seen.
Siri is definitely weird. And schizophrenic. I just asked her if America is great again and she pointed me to web articles, not soccer results. I have no idea how she operates because she definitely isn’t context or user aware in any intelligent sense.
 
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emmab2006

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Hey Siri , Why is donald trump a racist?

Emma, I found this for you on the web, it involves Donald trump motorboating a picture of Rosie O'Donnell.
 
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