The task of digital assistants Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, is to make our lives easier. But in this case, a minister of British Parliament was left embarrassed when Apple's Siri rudely interrupted his speech.
The defense secretary Gavin Williamson was updating his colleagues on the battle against Islamic State (ISIS) when Siri did an online search on Syria and announced the results.
Just when Williamson was speaking about ousting terror group ISIS from Iraq, Syria, and giving insights on areas, the phone in his pocket announced, "I found something on the web for 'Syrian democratic forces supported by premonition'."
Siri may have ticked off after the minister said "Syrian democratic forces, supported by coalition air power" in his address.
He was obviously left humiliated.
As he switched his phone off and kept it away, Williamson said "It is very rare that you're heckled by your own mobile phone. On this occasion, it is a new parliamentary convention, without a doubt."
He then sought permission from the speaker to continue his speech.
Though he thanked forces for the fight against terror, Williamson said the fight against Daesh is not over.
"We are entering a new phase, as the terrorists change their approach, disperse and prepare for a potential insurgency. Daesh remains the most significant terrorist threat to the United Kingdom due to their ability to inspire, direct and enable attacks on our interests," claimed Williamson.
The Williamson incident is not the standalone one. Earlier, Alexa freaked out a user in San Francisco
A user Shawn Kinnear reported the Alexa placed in the living room said, "Every time I close my eyes, all I see is people dying."
This obviously horrified him but security expert Chris Boyd said Alexa may have recorded the words and played it at 'worst possible time'.
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