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.
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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.
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