Siri now predicts the winner of Super Bowl LI

Posted on Jan 31 2017 - 4:54pm by Huzoor Bux



Tom Brady of the New England Patriots reacts on the field prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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Apple has turned Siri into a savvy football fan. 

If you want to brush up on the Super Bowl this week, Siri’s got your back. From logistical questions about this Sunday’s upcoming game to information about Tom Brady‘s college team, asking Siri Super Bowl-specific questions will now get you proper answers, as opposed to the usual list of search results. 

The AI-assistant is even making predictions. If you ask Siri, “who’s going to win the Super Bowl?” or a variation of that question, you’ll get the following answer: “The odds favor the Patriots over the Falcons by 3 points.” 

Apple has also equipped Siri with the ability to help you with other Super Bowl-related commands, like how to get to your nearest sports bar. Siri can also book you a ride after the game. 

Apple is not the first company to equip an AI assistant with Super Bowl insights. A few days ago, Amazon did the same thing for Alexa, though when we asked it about who’s going to win, it replied with, “I can’t predict the future.” Google doesn’t appear to have done anything special for the Super Bowl for its assistant — asking Google NFL-related questions still yields a list of search results.  

We’ll see how close Siri comes to its prediction this Sunday night. 



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