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Apple’s “Siri” Needs A Digital Update On Agriculture

Farm Press takes Apple Computer's latest technology — Siri — for a digital test spin on agriculture.

One of the most fun new digital “toys” on the market is the new Apple iPhone 4S cell phone. Television commercials on Apple’s latest telephone innovation tout asking any question by clicking on the phone’s microphone button with answers delivered in mere seconds via Apple.

Siri is the voice which verbally answers the questions…or tries too. In reality, many of Siri’s answers – no matter the question – are designed to help iPhone users find restaurant and grocery store locations. That’s good for agriculture.

I spent an hour taking Siri for a spin around the block asking general and specific questions about agriculture. Her responses were intriguing.

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