Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

Summary: He suggests a French accent.

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Here's a bit of Thursday fun!

Here's Robin Williams doing an impression of Apple's Siri voice control program. He suggests a French accent.

It's short and hilarious (if you're in an office, I recommend headphones ;).

Thanks to all who sent this my way ... it made me chuckle!

Topic: Apple

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  • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

    Notice how he says its "THE" app on the iPhone 4S.
    ploco@...
    • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

      @ploco@...

      THE APP huh? Not just 'a beta' that no one should ever criticize or he's just a 'troll or stupid'?

      Eh....as far as it goes.....if Robin Williams was ever actually funny it must have been before my time...
      Doctor Demento
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @Doctor Demento

        I'd suggest you change your ZDNet handle to Lt. Steven Hauk.

        :)
        grimmwit
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @Doctor Demento "Eh....as far as it goes.....if Robin Williams was ever actually funny it must have been before my time..."

        ...says the user with "Doctor Demento" for a username.
        jmwells21
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @Doctor Demento

        Kind of looks like many things were before your time. Like your handle.
        dcristof
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @Doctor Demento Or maybe you don't have a sense of humor.
        GTGeek88
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @Doctor Demento
        Your handle says it all .
        sksinghkgn@...
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @Doctor Demento

        Your comment says everything about you, and nothing about the hilarious Robin Williams. (You need to see him somewhere besides censored daytime TV.)
        ewelch
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @Doctor Demento Unlike a small minded hater like you I am an iPhone fan and can see the humor it it. If you bash any technology with FUD or for not working 100% of the time you will be called out, that isn't what he did.
        non-biased
  • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

    Robin Williams is a comic genius =D
    Imrhien
  • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

    Robin is funny and very right. We are becoming dumber because we are allowing ourselves to use technology to do things for us. We don't think for ourselves anymore.
    Its a tech crutch and its preventing us from knowing how to solve problems. Just look at the people who had to call 911 because they were trapped in a maze. Its a maze! you are not trapped in a jungle miles and miles from a town. At most you could walk a 1/2 mile and you would be out of it. If your house is on fire would you have to ask Siri what to do? Or tell Siri to call 911. If I was Siri I would say call them yourself stupid!
    jscott418-22447200638980614791982928182376
    • LOL!

      @jscott418
      [i]If your house is on fire would you have to ask Siri what to do? Or tell Siri to call 911. If I was Siri I would say call them yourself stupid! [/i]
      +1
      William Farrell
    • Do you think in few years people will not mostly remember how 'to google'

      @jscott418: ... things?

      Currenly Siri does not provide answers to many things yet, but in year or two why would anyone bother with Google or other search engines if it will be possible just ask?
      dderss
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @dderss You do realize that there are at least 3 free apps for Android that do what SIRI does, aren't you??? BTW, in a head to head (or Avatar to Avatar) test between SIRI on iPhone and Jeannie on Android, SIRI wins on cute, but loses big time on useful.
        sbf95070
      • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

        @sbf95070

        You have no clue. Android voice apps can't hold a candle to Siri - which is just in beta. They've been around for how long? Your buddy Steve Ballmer might agree with you.
        ewelch
  • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

    I wanted Siri with a New York attitude and either a Tony Montana accent De Niro or Tony Soprano..
    martin.tully
  • RE: Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better

    the eminent philosopher strikes again. Ipod with the sarcastic frenchman localized language. brilliant. it will catch on, just like those restaurants where the waiters mess with your mind. <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/wink.gif" alt="wink">
    tavent
  • &quot;Look, look and then paint&quot;

    That's too funny ...
    daboochmeister
  • Hmmmm

    A recent story on CNN says that Siri won't find any abortion clinics [in New York]. Some are already saying that Apple did it on purpose. I wonder if it can find one if you said it with a French accent. :-)
    Gisabun
  • What about the Scots accent ?

    Robin IMO has always been funny; I would love to see his take on the problem that the Scots accent is giving Siri. What be worth a few Hoots Mon :-)
    boucaria@...