Happy Friday! Today’s post is iOS6 inspired! I recently got the update for my iPhone, complete with a new and improved Siri! I rarely bothered to turn the old Siri on, as she was practically useless. No matter what I said, the majority of the time her response was “I’m not sure what you’re asking, would you like me to search the web for that?” This got superbly annoying, super fast. Apparently, the new Siri is supposed to be smarter and funnier! I was playing with the new Siri while hanging out with my girlfriend and her twin – and decided that I should challenge said twin to a Siri Blog Duel! Ang’s blog is absolutely hilarious, so I figured this challenge would garner some excellent results! Don’t forget to check out Ang’s Siri post!!!
On to the challenge! It seems that Siri has been programmed to understand quite a lot more, as well as learning a whole bunch of cheeky answers to your requests! Below are some of my favourites 🙂
Now that the woodchuck was all sorted, I decided to ask Siri some personal questions to see what she would reply.
Since Siri wasn’t being very forthcoming, I decided to pull back a little and try some easier question…
With Siri keeping me at a distance, I thought I’d try some more existential questions that Siri might have some insight into!
I thought I’d try to ask some questions with more finite answers. Siri doesn’t seem to like philosophical or personal questions!
After all this, I wondered if asking generic questions, or perhaps even making statements might help Siri out of her shell. Here’s what I garnered!
Siri gets really frustrating after a while. I suppose she’s not really meant to be a source of entertainment, but more of an iPhone related assistant… Most of the questions or statements I dictated to Siri were mis-interpreted or misunderstood. I’d say about 90% of the time, Siri’s response was “I’m not sure what that means. Would you like me to do a web search?” NO. Thank you. I can do a web search myself! Siri is useful for dictating notes or text messages, for composing a tweet, or for making you an appointment, but don’t expect much more out of her!
This last request of mine was the straw that broke the camel’s back! After this, I turned Siri off. She’s mildly entertaining, but she eats up my battery life 😉