Find out why your Apple iPhone personal assistant Siri supports Newcastle United.
The “intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator” probably doesn’t get to St. James’ Park as often as the she would like, but apparently Siri is a fan of “the underdog” so that means she’s a Magpie, for now.
As you can see from the screenshot above, one Apple iPhone owner interrogated their phone with the query:
What’s your favourite football team?
The phone’s personal assistant, Siri, then replied:
I always like to support the underdog. I guess that makes me a fan of Newcastle United at the moment.
Burp can’t help but feel that Apple could have shown a little more support for the lower leagues, but at least Joe Kinnear will be pleased.
Siri is an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator which works as an application for Apple Inc.’s iOS. The application uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. Apple claims that the software adapts to the user’s individual preferences over time and personalizes results.
The name Siri is Norwegian, meaning “beautiful woman who leads you to victory”, and comes from the intended name for the original developer’s first child.
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