Users ask Siri about prostitutes and send them to a sports bar — 2022

iPhone users have always asked Siri some absurd things, we must admit. Now in Toronto (Canada) some users have asked Siri about prostitutes and them has headed to a sports bar Metldown eSports Bar.

How did this Siri bug come to light?

Apparently, last Sunday the place called Meltdown eSports Bar received a call at 3 in the morning from a man asking about prostitutes. East it was not the first case of such a curious call in the middle of the night .

This bar opened its doors last November, and They have been receiving these calls from people asking about escort service . The bar owner comments that the calls were so short and he was so taken aback by the fact that he never had a chance to find out why.



Every time someone in the area ask Siri with the words 'escorts' (escorts), 'hookers' and 'prostitutes', their device directed them in the exact direction and with the phone number of this bar.

Is the error due to a word similarity problem?

The owner of the bar believed that the problem could be due to the similarity between the words 'eSports' and 'escorts' . They believed that people were misspelling words or even the possibility that their phone number was similar to the service these users were calling the Meltdown eSports Bar for.

Experts in technology and in the type of code behind Siri, comment that this theory is highly unlikely. We always expect services like Google or Siri to give us the correct answer, but this is not always the case. Sometimes there are bugs that are beyond the control of the programmer and the user. However, he comments that these bugs are getting rarer.

Siri incorporates algorithms that allow it to learn from previous experiences

Siri has a system that learns from previous experiences , adjusting their responses to the user. Every device is easier to use over time , since it adapts to the uses that we are giving it.

Cases like the one we are discussing are very serious for an establishment, since Situations like these can noticeably affect potential customers that they might have. These errors have to be resolved as soon as possible, so as not to harm the brand or the customers.

They have not yet received a response from Apple

It was the same owners who They contacted Apple Technical Support last Tuesday via email and on Twitter, but have not yet received a response. . They mention that they will continue insisting until they get a solution and they are preparing a formal complaint to Apple by the end of this week. In any case, they comment that in the meantime they are already taking it as a joke and that they believe that this is how it will end up being on the part of the clientele.

Do you know of any case similar to this? Do you think Apple should fix it as soon as possible? Leave us your comments.

Via TheNextWeb