Apple Updates Siri to Give Humorous Responses to 'Okay Glass' Prompt

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    Siri is now giving snarky responses to users who give the attention signal used by Google Glass users, 'Okay Glass'. This is not the first time users have noticed Siri giving special responses to queries.

    Apple featured Siri in an ad with John Malkovich last year, giving a Monty Python quote to the query 'life'. Earlier this year, users noticed that Siri was responding to extremely long queries with various quotes on brevity.

    Apple also posted a job listing in the January looking for writers to enhance Siri's wit and personality.

    Siri responds to 'Okay Glass' with a number of different responses:
    Siri's speech generator is receiving a significant update in iOS 7, gaining a "clearer, more natural-sounding female or male voice" as well as access to more data sources. It will also be able to control more phone functions like turning Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on and off.

    Article Link: Apple Updates Siri to Give Humorous Responses to 'Okay Glass' Prompt
     
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    girl with attitude, wow like I need another in my life :(
     
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    Imagine if she said "watch it!"


    :D
     
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    Siri only does this when all you say is "Okay Glass" and nothing else.

    So if you are fishing for a snarky comment, Siri obliges.
     
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    Google should be buying Apple's database of people saying "Okay Glass" in order to make their word detection smarter. :rolleyes:
     
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    shame not working in german
     
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    How would it make it smarter? Or rather, what is wrong with it?

    And I personally don't want to know if Apple is selling a DB that houses what we say to siri.
     
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    What a waste of time and effort.
     
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    Clever girl
     
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    You can switch Siri to a male voice as well. He doesn't sound as bitchy.
     
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    Agreed. People are so easily amused.
     
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    works in german. you only have to edit the o.k. glas to okay glass then you'll get an german response ;)
     
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    The Apple is finally biting back.
     
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    I can't get Siri to recognise "glass", it comes out as "class". #fail

    Recognises "ok google now" but gives me stock prices.
     
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    more evidence siri is just a gimmick

    wish they had left it as it's own company, could have been so great.
     
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    The snark is stupid.
     
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    I don't know why, but I read that with GLaDOS' voice.
     
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    How about improving Siri's language/accent recognition abilities and intelligence rather than such silly playful things?
     
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    thats lame
    how will the male voice sound like?
    i dont like the current british one sounds too deep and stuff
    i want it to be more sexy well not sexy sexy but like more young and less sophisticated than the current one :S
     
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    Apple should do more of this. The number of snarky easter eggs should be large enough to be uncatalog-able. Bring the fun back to computing, just like in the old days. They could devote a billion dollars to this and not dent their budget. Hey, while they're at it spend a few million on something useful like resupporting MacClassic on not just the MacOS but iOS. Tons of good old software especially for education and small business.
     
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    Just tried this out. Very funny! :D
     

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    I hardly think the engineering team wrote these snarky responses, so how were they wasting their time? I'm sure they're working on improving Siri, but that takes a lot longer than writing witty prompts.
     
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    They're probably updated more. We may see the new stuff in the upcoming presentation.
     
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    LOL, funny to me. Hope you get your wish!
     
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    That's because you're pronouncing it as [okay class]. It's [okay glass].
     

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