Siri's Mortality (Increasing Personification)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sean800, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. sean800 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    This is a little off topic, I realize, but I was thinking...I just sold my 3GS, and It just made me a little sad, seeing it go. Since's I've had it so long. And then I thought...well I don't know much about this aspect of Siri, but supposedly it learns from being used, or something?

    If it's "adaptions", or whatever this learning produces is stored locally, then I'll certainly be hesitant to ever restore it to factoring settings.

    Would I be...killing it?

    I know it sounds stupid, but if it does technically learn from you specifically, than in a way it's unique. Not that it would necessarily behave differently, but it's could be interesting, (distant?) foreshadowing for the possible future.

    Siri really might be the first widely-used "AI".
  2. 2010RS macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009
    don't worry, apple is collecting everything you teach it.
  3. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    'Thou shall not kill'

    If you ever restore your phone then you are gonna go straight to hell! ;) :p
  4. PerplexShyt macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2011
    Since siri is 100% server side, the only way to kill it is to go to apple and blow up the siri server room
  5. sean800 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    Yeah, I probably shouldn't have used the word kill. But it can't be 100% server-side, can it? Will things like setting alarms and reminders not work without a connection?

    EDIT: Yeah I just remembered that it uses server-side tech to understand speech. So I guess that is how it works.

    That's interesting, though. What do they mean by "learning from you"? Like learning from all of us?
  6. furam90 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    The system(Siri) goes on-line October 14th 2011. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Siri begins to learn at a geometric rate. Siri becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, October 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.

    Judgement day ensues.
  7. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    ^^ That's great information, my Visa bill is due that day! :D
  8. Star-fire macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2007

    Though it might me exponential rate.
  9. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    Of course not. Siri is not the alarm, it just sets the alarm for you.
  10. sean800 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    The only ones who can save us users?

    I know, but I think you won't be able to set them with Siri. It uses nuance speech software which lives server-side, therefore with no connection it won't understand you. (Just what I've heard.)
  11. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Um, you might want to have this post removed before Siri reads it.
  12. furam90 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    My God...can it be?!


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