OOPS! Watch As Government Minister’s iPhone’s Siri Interrupts BBC Question Time Live On Air
In what is surely a first for the political debate show, a discussion on war in Syria was interrupted by Government Minister Jo Johnson’s iPhone.
Johnson, the Minister for Transport, was making a point about the government’s ‘war cabinet’ meeting today when Siri piped up to talk about the Middle Eastern Country.
It appears that the intelligent personal assistant had mistakenly heard ‘Siri’ rather than ‘Syria’ so had assumed that it was being addressed, and therefore responded verbally.
Johnson was saying: “what’s been agreed today is that the government, led by the Prime Minister, should continue to work closely with…” before his smartphone spoke over him to talk about the situation in Syria.
After frantically shutting off his iPhone, he proclaimed: “This is technology interfering!”