Siri, iPhone's voice-activated personal assistant, has a reputation of being kind of a jerk. Sure she's a tad snarky and sometimes sarcastic, but she's totally misunderstood, guys. In fact, Siri's actually pretty darn funny!
Yet another reason we are more than happy to just google something -- Siri is a real jerk. This compilation of Vine videos from artist Ridd Sorensen might be a slight exaggeration, but we think he's got the gist of it right. There's something so condescending about her robot voice...
The calm demeanor and occasional irreverence of Siri, Apple's new natural language personal assistant software, has quickly garnered comparisons to the super computer HAL 9000 in the Stanley Kubrick classic '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
The folks at Think Geek have capitalized on the similarities between the two with their IRIS 9000 Voice Control Module for Siri.
Siri, the iPhone's voice recognition software, may have trouble understanding accents, barking dogs and a Furby. But if there's one thing Siri gets, it's rap, as evidenced by this amusing video where Siri recites the lyrics to Notorious B.I.G's 'Hypnotize.' Who knew Siri had street cred?
The new Apple iPhone feature called Siri is supposed to allow users to send messages, calls and similar functions through voice instruction. However, the technology has yet to master non-American accents, like Scottish, and, similarly, dog barks.
When it comes to recognizing American, French or German accents, Apple's new personal assistant software Siri is a certified pro. But throw some tone terracing at her and maybe a few unvoiced consonants and Siri is likely to get confused faster than you can say "linguistics."
Scroll down for five accents Siri has had particular trouble with only a few weeks into its release.
While Apple's voice recognition software Siri only understands English, French and German, that doesn't mean she's not open to giving other languages a shot. Take Furbish, the language spoken by Furby toys, for example.
This poor Scottish fellow is having a bit of trouble with his iPhone's Siri voice-recognition technology. No matter how hard he tries to annunciate, he can't seem to get his phone to "create a reminder." It seems Siri was designed for American accents, and American accents only.
Apple's voice-recognition technology, Siri, has been lauded for its groundbreaking ability to understand natural human language rather than just simple commands. In the past, most people have used it for various mundane activities -- finding the nearest sushi restaurant or theater showtimes for a movie, for example.
In its most recent incarnation, you can even ask it questions ("Will it rain
During Tuesday's 'Let's Talk iPhone' presentation, Apple wowed the audience with a demonstration of the Siri voice-recognition technology, which can understand natural human language rather than just simple commands.
Even more wowed? Japanese audiences. Seems the word "siri" is dangerously close to "shiri," which is Japanese slang for one's, shall we say, backside.