While voice assistants can multi-task for you, like setting alarms and telling the forecast, a TV presenter recently found out it can also land you in an awkward position and contradict you.
As BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker was presenting weather updates for the snowfall in Minneapolis and Denver, US, he was unexpectedly interrupted by Siri — Apple’s virtual assistant — refuting his claim. “There is no snow in the forecast,” prompted Siri, leaving Tomasz red-faced.
When you’re a weather presenter and your watch contradicts your forecast….😆
🔊Sound on👇 pic.twitter.com/YXojblKcIQ
— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) November 28, 2019
While Schafernaker was flabbergasted by the unexpected contradiction, he immediately defended himself by saying, “Yeah, but it probably doesn’t know what place I’m talking about.”
The video was tweeted by the official handle of BBC weather along with a caption that read, “When you’re a weather presenter and your watch contradicts your forecast.” The video quickly went viral and amused many.
Brilliant! These two have another career in broadcast comedy…..isnt it good when the slick professionalism slips a bit….proves its human.
— David A Naylor (@DavidNaylor52) November 29, 2019
The funny part is this tweet came up on my Apple watch🤣🤣
— Keith (@kittybinks) November 28, 2019
So who got it right then? Siri or the meteorologist?
— Valerio Mitritsakis (@valerioparis) December 1, 2019
That is absolutely brilliant love it 😂
— Chris Judge (@chrisjudge007) November 29, 2019
BBC weather presenter: There will be Snow!
Apple Watch: NO! https://t.co/23I7a5Y5yu
— uNi73 (@OH73HH) December 1, 2019
because Siri knows best! https://t.co/LuWuu0TSuQ
— sansanberlin (@sansanberlin) November 30, 2019