Why is Siri so dumb? 4 years in and it's still crap...

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Ggvfvgbffbf, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Ggvfvgbffbf macrumors member

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    Ok, so I'm in the UK and the stock market is falling heavily. So I ask Siri the following...

    I mean, cmon, there's no excuse for this rubbish, surely a supercomputer can understand what I'm asking here.

    I don't have google now but i would expect it to be able to cope with this fiendishly difficult question.



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  2. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    It's just yet another example of Apple introducing a new 'thing', then letting it rot in development hell, like iTunes Match.
     
  3. maxsix Suspended

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    What I really like about Siri is even though its on by default it's very easy to turn off and ignore.

    I like iOS, thanks to Google Now and all the other wonderful free and highly useful Google Apps that make an iPhone even better.
     
  4. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Same here! With Siri disabled, it doesn't bother me at all.
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    You're not using the "new" Siri properly! :p

    With iOS 8/9, Apple borked Siri big time by switching from Google to Bing. Siri is basically useless for searching for resources not on the iPhone IMHO. I've discovered a workaround that works great almost every time.

    Instead of saying "what time does Wall Street open", I say "search for what time does Wall Street open with Google". Or, rather than "tell me about Manchester UK", I say "search for Manchester UK with Google".

    Sure, I get a Safari web page with the answer, but I don't get a borked response. FWIW, I also get much more concise responses for technical items with Wolfram Alpha installed.

    Bing: "Bing Is Not Google". No sh*t.
     

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