Now we’re hearing, not for the first time, that Siri (the voice recognition feature that reportedly drove sales of the iPhone 4S) quite often gets it wrong.
In a test conducted by the cheeky chaps at Piper Jaffray, Siri got things right just 62% of the time on a busy Minneapolis street.
Even indoors, Siri only managed to hit the proverbial nail on the head 68% of the time.
Interestingly, Siri appeared to understand the questions 83% of the time on the street (89% indoors); it’s just getting the answer right that’s the problem.
Amusingly, when asked: “Where is Elvis buried?” - Siri thought it was being asked to locate someone called Elvis Buried.
Ahh, voice recognition. You’ve got a long way to go.
Alongside the results, Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster scribbled: "With the iOS 6 release in the fall, we expect Siri to improve meaningfully while reducing its reliance on Google from 60% to 48%."
A few weeks ago, Steve Wozniak was saying that Siri was better before Apple came along and ruined it.