We should all have a healthy fear of robots taking over. Artificial Intelligence gets better every year, and it’s only a matter of time before the revolution comes! I’m terrified and in awe of my future robo-overlords, but I also have some advice for them: do not put Siri in charge, because she does not have her sh*t together.
Either that or she just imagines that humans live lives filled with whimsy and wonder. Because these are definitely not the sorts of reminders people generally need on their phones:
No matter what you ask her to do, Siri sets reminders that sound like what an alien from another galaxy posing as a person would say to try and pass as a carbon life form:
Or she’s just suggesting we all get out of our comfort zones and start taking care of some snakes:
Even if you give her an extremely simple directive, she’ll take it to a weird place:
Siri wants you to go on an adventure and all you want is for your armpits not to stink:
Talk to someone new, Siri demands:
Literally, just do cool stuff:
Forget your chores! Dress up! Siri wants you to put yourself out there:
Bring your mom along while you’re at it:
Don’t give in to responsibilities:
That’s how I like to think about Siri, anyway.
It’s hard for everyone not to imagine her as an autonomous being:
Who they maybe want to fight:
I asked Siri to set me a reminder every 5 minutes to save this project since my software is totally blown. He tells me he can’t set one that frequently. I cursed him. He got smart with me. So… yeah..: I just argued with an A.I. That’s my Saturday evening.
— Trace Tyler Yeets (@TraceYates93) May 26, 2018
Here’s the thing. Even if Siri is crazy, unhelpful, and antagonistic, you still need her.
Me: “Hey Siri, set a reminder”
Siri: “Ok, for what?”
Me: “…” 🤦♂️
Couldn’t hold it in my head for 5 seconds.
— Allen Cunningham (@AllenCunningham) February 4, 2018
Because robots are still better at remembering stuff than humans. Bow down.