Apple's Siri Learns New Jokes

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    [*]"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.


    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, a customer service startup focused on creating AI with natural language processing.

    Article Link: Apple's Siri Learns New Jokes
  2. martyjmclean macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  3. Virinprew macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2012
  4. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2017
    There’s a lot of things to fix about Siri making her learn new jokes should be last on the agenda
  5. jakeowens macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    People who use siri: "Siri is a joke"
    Apple: "oh ok, here's some more jokes."
    People who use siri: " No we said SIRI IS A JOKE... not ADD MORE JOKES.
  6. TheBensonBoy macrumors newbie


    Apr 11, 2018
    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
  7. brentonbrenton macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2002
    It's stuff like this, making Siri better at jokes, which is why I turn it off on any new devices I setup. I'm not saying Siri shouldn't have a personality, but it needs to act more as a semi-professional assistant, that is halfway intelligent.
  8. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
  9. Krayzkat macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2011
    Surely the knock knock joke should be ‘little old lady who’, and not “little lady who”?
  10. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2013
    That’s got to stop the millions of people from whining now.
  11. kahkityoong, Apr 11, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018

    kahkityoong macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
  12. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2013
    Well according to Apple, bugs are better than jokes..
  13. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    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.
  14. LaraCroft835 macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2014
    Adelaide, Australia
    Funny that my iPhone can do all those things
  15. nt5672 macrumors 68000

    Jun 30, 2007
    I am just surprised that they did not hold this new functionality for a Keynote speech from Cook. "Its incredible!"
  16. M2M macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2009
    But Siri is a joke already... didn’t need to add any to that.
  17. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
  18. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    The knock knock jokes are interactive jokes, so the "little lady who" part is Siri interpreting my speech. Siri gets it wrong sometimes.
  19. cuwickliffe macrumors member


    May 8, 2014
    Happy to see that being Siri has mastered all other tasks and ability to comprehend, Apple is finally working on adding a jokes competency.
  20. avanpelt, Apr 11, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 12, 2018

    avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    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."
  21. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    Sounds like they let Eddie Cue write the jokes.
  22. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    HomePod sales are likely crashing and mean while, Siri is learning new oh my. Its becoming outright sad now.
  23. ipponrg macrumors 65816

    Oct 15, 2008
    Apple takes everything very seriously.
  24. laurim, Apr 11, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018

    laurim macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2003
    Minnesota USA
    Geez. Let the developers have a little fun here and there. Adding these few extra responses probably took them an hour, if that.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 11, 2018 ---
    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
  25. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    So, chatting to your phone is apparently a thing..

    lol...ya i can tell

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