Siri and the History of Art

Ask Siri “Who was the greatest French painter of the 18th century?”

Siri french painters

Works for other centuries too, such as 17th, 19th, etc.

I wonder where Siri went wrong with this one…

Turns out my friend Rob Griffiths figured something out. He found that if you ask “who is the greatest painter,” then Siri gets in right. It’s all about tense. Sort of.