If you are an Apple user and have asked Siri for the national anthem of Bulgaria in the past week, then you surely did a double take at the answer. For some yet unfathomable reason, Apple’s AI assistant Siri has been replying to queries of what is the national anthem of Bulgaria with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s song ‘Despacito’. The issue was first reported by CNET.
Apple has not made a statement into this matter yet, but we are quite certain that they are looking into the matter, hard. Because this might go on to hurt the fact that Apple moved onto Google’s search last week, after using Microsoft’s Bing all this time.
But, we did a search ourselves, and Google still shows the results correctly. Even Wikipedia says that the national anthem of Bulgaria is ‘Mila Rodino’ which translates to ‘Dear Motherland’. Hence we are not sure where Siri is sourcing the data from.
UPDATE (9.30PM 06/10/17): Apple has fixed the bug and Siri now shows the correct result.
Incidentally the Puerto Rican song ‘Despacito’ has topped the most viewed video list on YouTube and has been in the news, on and off this whole year.
Read more: Apple iOS 11: First look
Siri got a spec bump with the introduction of iOS 11 last month. The digital assistant’s voice is now more natural sounding and expressive along with the understanding of Hindi and Shanghainese dictation. The other features that were introduced are translating English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish and suggestions based on your usage of Safari, News, Mail, and Messages.
Apart from these Siri now works with notes apps to create to-do lists, notes and reminders, banking apps for account transfer and balances, and apps that display QR codes.