Siri Can Now Make World Cup Predictions, Like Microsoft’s Cortana


If you’re following today’s World Cup matches and you don’t know who to pick to win, just ask Siri. According to The Verge, Apple’s assistant can now provide predictions, joining Microsoft’s Cortana, which is 8-0 in accuracy:

If you now ask Siri variations of who will win a particular game, she offers up some noncommittal responses. “It’s a tossup (if you’ve got a coin, heads says France win, tails says Germany),” is Siri’s France vs. Germany “prediction,” while “I don’t have the line on this one, but Colombia has a better record than Brazil” is the estimate for today’s other game.

We tested this out ourselves and Siri did indeed provide predictions for today’s quarterfinal matches between France and Germany and later Brazil and Columbia:

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How much faith are you going to put into Siri’s predictions? Right now Germany is leading France 1-0 at the half. Maybe Siri knows something we don’t?


  • How very very unimpressive! 1st Apple imitates – and 2nd do obviously not feel confident about What they are predicting – and 3dr – are dead wrong, while Cortland got 100% right on all games – clearly there is more behind this assistant than a couple programmers hard coding their “opinion” into a database

  • WatDah

    Are you seriously taking this seriously? This is hardly any prediction. It’s basically just reading you facts about their team stats.

  • so what you are saying Siri can’t even get the obvious right? I’m with you!

  • WatDah

    Quite amusing how you can twist my words so much.

  • No I am not twisting anything. And ignoring the facts won’t change them