How Siri "Really" Works
Written by Lucy Black   
Saturday, 22 October 2011

Siri, the assistant with a sense of humour, seems to be a hit with iPhone 4S users and is provoking general interest in intelligent agents. We have the insider view of how Siri "really" works.

Siri, the assistant with a sense of humour, seems to be a hit with iPhone 4S users and is provoking general interest in intelligent agents. However, do we really know what her intentions are and how Siri actually works? We have the insider view of how Siri "really" operates.

Siri is currently getting lots of attention, but it seems she is basically a kit of parts. Take one voice input API, add a search engine, a chatbot and Wolfram Alpha and you have a Siri clone. A few guys did exactly this and it took only eight hours to create a workable lookalike in the form of Iris - Siri backward, get it? You can download Iris and try it out on any Android phone, but is this really Siri? Does it capture her darker intent? 

We have an insider view of how Siri "really" works from Nitrozac and Snaggy.

Click to enlarge - close box at top right.

howsiriworks


So now you know. You can't help but notice the "KILL ALL HUMANS" final part of the algorithm but it seems that there is much worse in store, in that you might well be tortured by one of Woz's old jokes on the way. The conclusion is simple - remove Siri from your phone before it is too late.

Used with the permission of the excellent comic

joyoftech

 

Visit it for more laughs of a technical nature.

 

siriworksicon


Related news

Iris - Siri for Android proves Apple doesn't have an edge

Siri for iPhone 4S

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on Twitter or Facebook or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

Banner


Yahoo's New Disposable Passwords
17/03/2015

Yahoo has introduced on-demand passwords for accessing email accounts, doing away with the need to remember a strong password. Is this an idea that will catch on?



Microsoft And Universal Apps
04/03/2015

Microsoft has chosen to talk about universal apps at this year's Mobile World Congress, but real hard facts are still thin on the ground. What has emerged has that sort of PR speak that indicates that [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 October 2011 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2015 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.