Are Smartphones Becoming Smart Alecks? [telecom]

Are Smartphones Becoming Smart Alecks?

New Devices Dish Out Sarcasm, Tell Jokes; 'Two iPhones Walk Into a Bar'


Now even your phone talks back.

Matt Legend Gemmell, a software designer from Edinburgh, got a new Apple Inc. iPhone on Friday and asked it: "Who's your daddy?"

"You are," the phone answered, in the voice of an authoritative man.

Earlier, he commanded: "Beam me up." This time, the iPhone responded: "Sorry, Captain, your tricorder is in Airplane Mode."

The real science of artificial intelligence is finally catching up to science fiction. HAL 9000, the creepy sentient computer from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey," has been incarnated, in the form of Siri, a virtual personal assistant that comes with Apple's new iPhone

4S, which arrived in stores Friday.

The phone takes verbal commands and questions, and responds with computer-generated speech.

Real humans are responding to this alarming breakthrough by asking their iPhones ridiculous questions.

The good news is, Siri has a sense of humor.


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Monty Solomon
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......... Good, then those pesky humans may stop bothering the other people they used to be asking their ridiculous questions.

Can't wait for the phone app that slaps the stupid user on the back of the head for being a pain.

At last, some phone technology where I can see a real benefit..... ;-)

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