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Apple's Siri gets too many search requests wrong, study shows


A new study showed that Apple's Siri technology lacks accuracy and losses to a Google search nearly every time.


Oli Scarff

Apple's Siri voice recognition technology gets a "D" for accuracy in searches.

A new study by Piper Jaffray, a Minneapolis-based investment bank, looked at the software by asking 1,600 different search questions (800 on busy streets and another 800 asked in a quiet room) and found its capabilities lacking, said TechnoBuffalo.

On the busy street, Siri got 62 percent of the searches correct - meaning that it resolved the user's question.

It was correct 68 percent of the time on quieter streets.

“You’re playing the lottery when you’re using Siri,” said Gene Munster, a Piper Jaffray analyst behind the study, reported Bloomberg.

“They have a plan to be more competitive, but it’s going to take a couple of years.”

According to the Inquisitr, during the same study, the classic Google search responded 86 percent of the time correctly and understood 100 percent of the questions asked.

Many users have complained that Siri does not work as well as it is marketed.

Apple Insider reported on a few of the questions asked during the study:

Where is Elvis buried?" Siri looked for a person named "Elvis Buried."

"How do I get from Boston to New York?" Siri responded: "I can only give directions from your current location. I can't give you directions to a place you are not in."