Study gives Apple’s Siri a ‘D’ for accuracy

Study gives Apple’s Siri a ‘D’ for accuracy

A new report into the success of Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant Siri has found that it does not perform as well as it was thought it would.

According to a report released by Piper Jaffray, the sppech recognition technology resolved 62 per cent of 1,600 common searches on aloud street and 68 per cent in a quieter area.

The report graded the technology 'D' for accuracy, while predicting it will improve as more features are added.

Gene Munster, the Piper Jaffray analyst who conducted the study, said that using Siri can be like playing the lottery.

Mr Munster said that while Siri is good at comprehending what a user is saying and will accurately repeat the question, it struggles turning those words into a correct answer.

The expert added: "Apple right now gets a 'B' in comprehension and a 'D' in accuracy. There's a big difference between comprehension and her actually doing what you want her to do."