When Siri interrupted BBC weather reporter by opposing his forecast, the meteorologist deflected by saying Siri might not know the location he’s talking about.
When you're a weather presenter and your watch contradicts your forecast....😆— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) November 28, 2019
🔊Sound on👇 pic.twitter.com/YXojblKcIQ
While reporting the weather forecast for Denver and Minneapolis, Tomasz Schafernaker was contradicted by his Apple watch. Although Tomasz said there will be snow, Apple’s virtual assistant Siri popped in to say “There’s no snow in the forecast.”
Tomasz took it in stride, laughed and apologized, but the anchor did not let the moment slide and poked fun at his colleague. “There is snow in your forecast, I thought.” he said Tomasz then denied it by saying, “Yeah, it probably doesn’t know what place I’m talking about.” Mr Schafernaker took to Twitter to say that he didn't manually activate Siri.
Met4Cast, a weather-related Twitter account, replied to Schafernaker and noted that he may have the option "Raise to Speak" turned on in his Siri settings.
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
It is unclear how Siri got triggered on air, but the Apple Watch Series 3 and newer models can activate Siri with a new option called "Raise to speak," so users no longer need to say the "Hey, Siri" command, which is what probably happened when the weatherman raised his hand to gesticulate at the screen while presenting. The Apple Watch allows Siri activation in a number of ways. You can press and hold the Digital Crown too.
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
Siri had previously broken the internet on James Corden’s The Late Late Show when Corden asked Siri to show him a picture of his “beautiful family”, which featured him posing with BTS.