Is Siri Biased?

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I use Siri, but not for anything practical. I use it simply for amusement.

If you’re like me, then you may have may noticed something quite amusing. When you ask Siri, “What is the best phone ever?” it responds with “Nokia’s Lumia 900.” :)

However, since Apple picked up on this quirk, it seems that they have changed Siri. Now when you ask it the same question, it responds “Wait… There are other phones?”

Since that change, Nokia have accused Apple of being biased. This has started a bit of debate about whether Apple should be allowed to just change it like that.

In my opinion, it’s their software so they can do what they want. :P But what do you think? Leave your opinions in the comments…

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  • Mohammd Al-jaber

    Now when you ask it the same question

    Now when you ask her the same question** :P

  • Vaynah

    One iPhone, to rule them all.. nough said! =)

    - sent using my precious iPhone

  • rzepak

    is this Apple Community Blog?

    • Ian

      75% of Envato is an Apple Community Blog, not that I’d change that.

  • Carmen

    Is it possible that Nokia manipulated Wolfram Alpha in the first place?
    How else can it be possible that their Lumia 900 came up as the best phone in the world.

    The thing runs on Windows…
    Please….

  • neo

    Then they should never call that Siri as your Virtual Personal Assistant. Better call it as your Personal Clown since you are using it for amusement. It may be true that they can do whatever they like to that clown, but it doesn’t work as supposed to be an intended knowledge navigator application performing tasks such as finding recommendations as part of web services making requests. In other words that clown cannot think out of the box since Apple will always stir you to their direction. A great example of reality distortion field. So your right in distinguishing iPhone as an iToy rather than a productivity tool.

  • neo

    Then they should never call Siri as your Virtual Personal Assistant. Better call it as your Personal Clown since you’re using it just for amusement. It may be true that they can do whatever they like to Siri, but it doesn’t work as supposed to be a knowledge navigator application performing tasks such as finding recommendations as part of web services answering requests. It cannot think out of the box since Apple will always stir you to their direction. A great example of reality distortion field. So you’re right in qualifying iPhone as an iToy rather than a productivity tool.

  • http://www.wdonline.com Jeremy McPeak

    They’re advertising Siri as the “go to place” to get answers/help/directions on your phone (among other things). Altering the engine’s answers to favor Apple and Apple products is underhanded.

  • jam7

    Why would anyone who own’s an iPhone even ask that question. If you had a choice and you picked an iPhone, you obviously agree that it is the greatest phone.. So Siri is right.

    • http://photodune.net/user/QuickMedia QuickMedia

      I would agree that iPhones are the best smartphones. But it’s not exactly fair is it?

  • VF

    Now the question is how many of answers corrected already towards Apples favor?

    Pride kills trust.

  • Ryan

    It’s not like Nokia is running an ad campaign saying that it has the first smart phone…

  • Tracey

    There are a number of in-jokes built into Siri’s programming. I can’t believe people are actually seriously “upset” about this and questioning Apple’s integrity behind it? Come the hell on.