Siri has become well-known for delivering quirky answers to all sorts of questions – but has Siri just betrayed her creator? As TheNextWeb notes, asking Siri what the best smartphone ever is results in an unexpected answer: Nokia’s Lumia 900! Wait, what?!
So what’s up with this? Has Siri developed consciousness and begun resenting her creators by promoting the competition? Probably not. The real answer lies in how Siri provides these sorts of answers in the first place – by using Wolfram Alpha’s knowledge database.
Wolfram’s database draws its info from many sources, including user reviews, and considering that the Nokia 900 is a never phone, and that someone must have used the phrase “best smartphone ever” in a review of that phone, that’s what Siri is able to come up with.
Besides, the Nokia Lumia 900 actually is a very decent phone – regardless of how much I appreciate my iPhone, I can admit this.
Still, it’s an interesting result! Or perhaps this has been overanalyzed, and we should all begin worrying about what Siri might do next…