Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has shared his honest opinion on Siri while on a visit to a farm dedicated to saving neglected horses.
As it turns out, Woz isn’t very fond of Siri after Apple acquired it in 2010. “A lot of people say Siri. I say poo-poo. I was using it to make reservations long before Apple bought it,”. said Wozniak.
He even went on to give a practical example as to what Siri was before Apple stepped in.
I would say, ‘Siri, what are the five largest lakes in California?’ and it would come up, one, two, three, four, five. And I would ask ‘What are the prime numbers greater than 87?’ and they would come up all in a row. Then Apple bought Siri. [Now it’s], what are the largest lakes in California?’ I’d get all these lakefront properties. And I’d say ‘What are the prime numbers greater than 87?’ And I’d get prime rib.
Nevertheless, Steve Wozniak is optimistic about the future of virtual personal assistants and thinks voice recognition will get even better at putting together sentences and phrases. You can see their current state in our massive virtual personal assistants shootout.