With AI Like This, Who Needs Friends?

Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Siri, the new innovation of the iPhone 4S, enables the user to speak commands to their phone instead of actually doing the tasks themselves. When I first encountered Siri, I couldn’t help but think, “Wow, have humans really become so lazy that we can’t even use our phones properly?” But on second examination, I found Siri to be an endless source of joy and amusement.

For instance, to make Siri more fun, you can have her call you something like “The Captain” as opposed to your real, exceedingly boring name. You know you’ve always wanted some electronic thing-a-majig to address you as your alter ego. We all have one, it’s okay.

You can also assign nicknames to your contacts! Here’s an example: say you want to text someone you find to be a terrible human being. All you have to do is nickname them appropriately and tell Siri, “Text the Devil,” and she’ll gladly give you a blank text message and ask what you’d like to say in your text. Texting people you hate has never been so fun and exhilarating!

While all that may be good and fun we’ve discovered that Siri has a lovely sense of humor. There are of course the few that we all know about and have made us chortle:

If you need to dispose of your most recent victim.

Duh.

Yes, it is terribly fun to laugh at Siri and her frank humor, but she also seems to truly enjoy making fun of us. She has the right to, of course. She is far more advanced and next to her, our minds are nothing but raisins.

Face it. You have terrible taste in music.

Siri's not afraid to hurt your feelings.

All in all, you may love Siri or you may hate Siri but I think that the lady of the hour may have some advice as to which side you should be leaning to:

The beautifully put truth.

If you haven’t had enough of Siri’s wit, click here to see more.

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13 Responses to “With AI Like This, Who Needs Friends?”

  1. harrison Holland-McCowan on March 3rd, 2012 1:46 pm

    Siri, what a crack up!

  2. David Schmitt on March 3rd, 2012 10:28 pm

    Reminds me of the Big Bang Theory episode where Raj falls in love with Siri. Who knows what’s coming next in the world of AI

  3. jpfau on March 4th, 2012 10:57 pm

    siri seems pretty legit, but its got nothing on AI wei wei....

  4. Anna on March 5th, 2012 3:44 pm

    Siri has a SIRIOUS attitude!!!

  5. Melissa Gaherty on March 5th, 2012 4:06 pm

    Siri does it all!

  6. Cassie Stansberry on March 6th, 2012 3:43 pm

    iPhones are taking over!

  7. Zoë Nuyens on March 8th, 2012 3:00 pm

    Siri seems to have a good sense of humor. Although a little cruel…

  8. Lauren on March 8th, 2012 3:41 pm

    this is so funny… i love siri.

  9. amyoraku on March 8th, 2012 3:43 pm

    Ugh. Siri. I love the article, but it gets on my nerves when people talk to their phones like that.

  10. amacfarlane on March 9th, 2012 3:48 pm

    @john mcblair am i right or am i right?!?! but actually, very good article!

  11. monika richardson on March 9th, 2012 3:49 pm

    @JohnMcblair am i right or am i right?!?! but actually, very good article!

  12. Jordan Z on March 9th, 2012 3:50 pm

    My iphone can speak Japanese

  13. Cassie Stansberry on March 23rd, 2012 3:05 pm

    This makes me want to get an iPhone now