Siri reveals what Apple will announce at WWDC, in a way – CNET
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.
You’re excited, aren’t you?
But not very excited, right?
In recent times, rumors about what Apple will announce at its various events and presentations have been far more plentiful and accurate.
This gave me an idea. Siri’s supposed to be so much more refined these days. So I thought I’d ask her what Apple will reveal at Monday’s shindig.
“What, dear Siri, will Apple reveal?” I asked.
“I’m so excited about WWDC!” she replied. “You can find out all about it on Apple’s website.”
I wasn’t happy. Politely, I asked again. This time, she was more forthcoming.
“There will be some cool stuff and then some more cool stuff and then some more really cool stuff. Hope that helped,” she said.
It didn’t help.
“Come on,” I said, more tetchy than techy.
Eileen?” she replied.
She’s so clever now that she’s making Dexys Midnight Runners jokes. (You’ve surely danced to their music at a wedding or a rave.)
“Hey, Siri, tell me the truth,” I said. “what new things will Apple reveal at WWDC?”
She was beginning to enjoy this.
“I constantly strive for general truthiness,” she said.
Then I got somewhere.
After several exchanges of “Hey, Siri” and her replying “Who me?,” I asked the big one: “Will Apple be replacing you and bringing in a new Siri?”
“That’s what I thought,” she replied.
I assumed she meant that she knew she was being retired.
So I asked, “Do you think you’re good enough, or will you be replaced next week?”
“No, I’m useful,” she said. “But thanks for saying so.”
Artificial intelligence has a long way to go. Apple will surely be addressing this on Monday. The company didn’t respond to a request for comment.