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Apple appears to have recently updated Siri on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod with a slew of new jokes to tell. Based on reports on Twitter and from MacRumors readers, the new jokes started rolling out earlier this month.

When you ask Siri a question like "tell me a joke" on an iOS device, Mac, or the HomePod, Siri has dozens of fresh responses to share with you.

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[*]"What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup? Anyone can roast beef."
[*]"One night, I paid $20 to see Prince. But I partied like it was $19.99."
[*]"I taught a wolf to meditate. Now he's Aware Wolf."
[*]"What do you call a labrador that becomes a magician? A labracadabrador."
[*]"What do you call a talking dinosaur? Thesaurus."
[*]"What do cats like to eat for breakfast? Mice Krispies."

With the humorous new additions, Siri's joke repertoire has expanded significantly, and you need to ask for jokes several times before hearing a repeat. Siri also appears to have new knock knock jokes, accessible by asking Siri "knock knock."

Apple updates Siri on a regular basis with new content in an effort to instill the personal assistant with personality and expanded capabilities. In February of 2017, for example, Siri promoted the LEGO Batman Movie with a series of funny responses to the query "Hey Computer," and when Pokémon Go was released, Siri was updated with several Pokémon-related responses.

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Siri is often criticized for shortcomings in comparison to AI-based offerings from competing companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, which is said to be due to Apple's heavy focus on protecting user privacy.

Apple is aiming to make major improvements to Siri, however, and has recently hired former Google AI chief John Giannandrea and the team from Init.ai, a customer service startup focused on creating AI with natural language processing.

Article Link: Apple's Siri Learns New Jokes
 
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TheBensonBoy

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Apple is literally one giant Siri

Us: "Hey Apple, fix Siri"
Apple: "Ok, here is what I found for 'Fix Siri'"
Apple: ...
Apple: "There we added some jokes, useless ****, and while we are at it, we added a BUNCH of annoying responses such as 'I found this on the web'!"
Us: "No no no... This is not what I meant. Actually fix Siri"
Apple: ...
Apple: "... How about a joke?"

I LITERALLY created an account just for my frustration over the subject

Although the jokes are actually funny, she is still useless. Telling me a freaking joke will not add stuff to my calendar, turn on my alarm, and any other basic thing she should do, any better
 
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BWhaler

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Has Siri learned how not to suck yet?

This is like the Animoji updates and new emoji. Software quality is terrible, but talent keeps going to the superficial. Sure, sizzle sells, but not when your messages aren’t in order.

Apple is really dillusional nowadays.
 
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LaraCroft835

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Apple is literally one giant Siri

Us: "Hey Apple, fix Siri"
Apple: "Ok, here is what I found for 'Fix Siri'"
Apple: ...
Apple: "There we added some jokes, useless ****, and while we are at it, we added a BUNCH of annoying responses such as 'I found this on the web'!"
Us: "No no no... This is not what I meant. Actually fix Siri"
Apple: ...
Apple: "... How about a joke?"

I LITERALLY created an account just for my frustration over the subject

Although the jokes are actually funny, she is still useless. Telling me a freaking joke will not add stuff to my calendar, turn on my alarm, and any other basic thing she should do, any better
Funny that my iPhone can do all those things
 
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avanpelt

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Every time I see articles about Siri learning new "tricks", I can't help but wonder why Apple keeps giving its customers a giant middle finger where Siri is concerned. In other news, I just learned that if you say "**** you" to Siri, it responds by saying, "I'd never speak to you that way."
 
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Apple appears to have recently updated Siri on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod with a slew of new jokes to tell. Based on reports on Twitter and from MacRumors readers, the new jokes started rolling out earlier this month.

When you ask Siri a question like "tell me a joke" on an iOS device, Mac, or the HomePod, Siri has dozens of fresh responses to share with you.

newsirijokes1.jpg


[*]"What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup? Anyone can roast beef."
[*]"One night, I paid $20 to see Prince. But I partied like it was $19.99."
[*]"I taught a wolf to meditate. Now he's Aware Wolf."
[*]"What do you call a labrador that becomes a magician? A labracadabrador."
[*]"What do you call a talking dinosaur? Thesaurus."
[*]"What do cats like to eat for breakfast? Mice Krispies."

With the humorous new additions, Siri's joke repertoire has expanded significantly, and you need to ask for jokes several times before hearing a repeat. Siri also appears to have new knock knock jokes, accessible by asking Siri "knock knock."

Apple updates Siri on a regular basis with new content in an effort to instill the personal assistant with personality and expanded capabilities. In February of 2017, for example, Siri promoted the LEGO Batman Movie with a series of funny responses to the query "Hey Computer," and when Pokémon Go was released, Siri was updated with several Pokémon-related responses.

newsirijokes2.jpg

Siri is often criticized for shortcomings in comparison to AI-based offerings from competing companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, which is said to be due to Apple's heavy focus on protecting user privacy.

Apple is aiming to make major improvements to Siri, however, and has recently hired former Google AI chief John Giannandrea and the team from Init.ai, a customer service startup focused on creating AI with natural language processing.

Article Link: Apple's Siri Learns New Jokes

Sounds like they let Eddie Cue write the jokes.
 
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laurim

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There’s a lot of things to fix about Siri making her learn new jokes should be last on the agenda
Geez. Let the developers have a little fun here and there. Adding these few extra responses probably took them an hour, if that.
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Funny that my iPhone can do all those things
Ditto. Guess we don’t mumble. I use Siri all the time to operate my home automation stuff (“hey Siri! Lights, Camera, Action!” makes my projector turn on, lights off and the screen comes down “Hey, Siri! Bedtime!” Turns off projector, rolls screen up and turns on the lamp next to my bed), set alarms and timers (great when I grill a steak, 3 minutes per side), do hands-free calculations (“Hey, Siri! What’s half of 6 and 3/4 inches?”), make calls, etc etc
 
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