BBC Weatherman’s Apple Watch Interrupts Live Broadcast With Opposing Report
By Mikelle Leow, 02 Dec 2019
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Apple product owners have come to trust Siri’s assistance and advice, but the know-it-all voice assistant has a tendency to embarrass users sometimes.
One such incident occurred on air during a live broadcast, to the revelry of millions. The voice assistant in BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker’s Apple Watch had unexpectedly activated, rebutting his forecast on Thursday about snowy conditions being expected in the US Midwest.
In an instant, Siri responded, “There is no snow in the forecast.”
Schafernaker laughed and attempted to brush off Siri’s correction, but the anchor stopped him and said, “There is snow in your forecast, I thought.”
The weatherman then justified that Siri might not have known the location of snowfall. Later on, weather-focused Twitter account Met4Cast also explained that he could have triggered Siri’s ‘Raise to Speak’ feature when he lifted his arm to point at an image.
No matter, everyone had a good laugh, including the BBC’s weather-related Twitter account, which unveiled footage of the gaffe.
When you're a weather presenter and your watch contradicts your forecast....😆— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) November 28, 2019
🔊Sound on👇 pic.twitter.com/YXojblKcIQ
Have you got “raise to speak” turned on? Raising your wrist in the way that you did can trigger siri pic.twitter.com/l5wv4A3pzG— Met4Cast (@Met4Cast_) November 28, 2019
[via Mashable, cover image via Shutterstock]
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