Whilst voice aides can perform a lot of tasks for the users, like setting alarms and making forecasts, a TV broadcaster recently discovered that it can also put you in a difficult position and challenge you.
When you're a weather presenter and your watch contradicts your forecast….😆
🔊Sound on👇 pic.twitter.com/YXojblKcIQ
— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) November 28, 2019
At the time when BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker was giving weather info for the snowfall in the cities of Minneapolis and Denver, US, he was suddenly disturbed by Siri — Apple’s virtual helper — disproving his statement.
Siri would have been talking about a different location. They can both be right.
— Douglas Bailey (@DouglasABailey) December 1, 2019
“There is no snow in the forecast,” added Siri, which made Tomasz red-faced at once.
Machines have started Interrupting between Humans, that's the starting of 'Black Mirror'…
— Alien (@TheTweetOfAlien) December 2, 2019
While Schafernaker was shocked by the unanticipated paradox, he instantly protected himself by stating, “Yeah, but it probably doesn’t know what place I’m talking about.”
I thought after the BBC's autumn watch,this was the weather watch…Tomas the Great..🤜☔🤛
— Mr Honest Petrolhead (@dkingmuzik) November 28, 2019
The video recording got tweeted by the authorized handle of BBC weather together with a slogan that reads, “When you’re a weather presenter and your watch contradicts your forecast.”
Siri is listening, even without activation. That's a serious privacy violation. And I don't think that "Raise to Speak" option would have got this triggered.
— Sandeep Parkhi 🇮🇳 (@sparkhi) December 2, 2019
The video turned viral all over the web and entertained a lot of netizens.
In the meantime, Apple recently registered a patent that will allow Siri to feel and understand the facial languages and sentiments of the user when he or she is giving voice commands to it.
That is absolutely brilliant love it 😂
— Chris Judge (@chrisjudge007) November 29, 2019
According to the tech giant, facial appearance study is a more precise method to distinguish what the user truly intends through speech and such novelty will prevent misunderstanding of voice instructions by the user.
In the patent, Apple stated, “In some circumstances, an action taken by an intelligent software agent may not match the action that the user intended.”