“Early reviews of the iPhone 4S may have been uniformly great, bordering on glowing. But the best part of Wednesday’s coverage of Apple’s latest has been reviewers’ transcripts of their conversations with Siri — the personal assistant,” Hayley Tsukayama reports for The Washington Post. “Initial reports revealed that Siri’s got answers for just about everything from pop culture queries to math problems. She’s even got an answer to the eternal question, ‘What is the meaning of life?’ that pays homage to Monty Python. But she’s also shown she has a good sense of humor.”
“When Macworld’s Jason Snell sent a jab Siri’s way by asking her to ‘open the pod bay doors,’ a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s classic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ the personal assistant responded, ‘We intelligent agents will never live that down, apparently,'” Tsukayama reports. “Over at The Loop, Jim Dalrymple expressed his love for Siri, causing her to admonish him, ‘I hope you don’t say that to those other mobile phones, Jim.'”
Read more in the full article, including how Siri could be about to begin saving many lives, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dale Eckerman” for the heads up.]