Siri has just learned a new trick. Now the assistant is able to teach us, or rather to make us hear, how certain animals sound. A request like “Hey Siri, what does a lion look like?” now has a funny answer.
Integrating Siri with Wikipedia Sounds
Hey Siri, how does a lion sound? pic.twitter.com/CoBc0h2XME
– David Bernal Raspall (@ david_br8) December 17, 2020
Thanks to Siri’s recently improved integration with Wikipedia, our assistant is able to reproduce small audio fragments with the sound emitted by various animals. Also next to the reproduction appears the photo and the Wikipedia entry so that we can find more information.
It is clear that this is more of a curiosity than a great Siri feature, but what confirms us is that the integration of the assistant with the information provided by third parties like Wikipedia can greatly enrich the requests to which we will receive a more complete answer
The English version of Siri, for example, has integration, for years, with WolframAlpha, a computer knowledge engine capable of solving countless doubts and problems with very specific statistics and data on different topics.
Beyond the fact that the little one in the house can interrogate the assistant on the sound of various animals, the truth is that we see how Apple projects, in addition to improving speech recognition or making it a part on the device, each They integrate more services and information sources. In the end, this is one of the keys to the evolution of Siri, having more information to offer us in response to our requests.