It can’t be wrong

An experiment by Marc Wielage:

In today’s major bold strike for technology, Siri started playing “You Light Up My Life” from Apple Music on the HomePod in the office. I immediately barked, “Hey, Siri! Never play that song again! God have mercy on your soul!” And she dutifully said, “I’ll make a note of that.” Is it possible I’ll never encounter this horrible, horrible song again? Can we hope that technology might be an answer to the problem of horrible oldies radio playlists? Maybe Siri ain’t that smart yet, but it doesn’t sound terrible … as background music in the office.

Seems to me she’s probably bright enough to handle a simple request like that. I’m not sure how well she could construct an entire playlist, though.

3 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    11 August 2018 · 10:45 am

    Unless “she” just made a note to ask God to have mercy on her….soul?

    (AIs don’t have souls, do they?)

  2. CGHill »

    11 August 2018 · 1:26 pm

    Probably not, at least at this stage of development.

  3. hollyh »

    13 August 2018 · 12:08 pm

    Everybody should watch the “If HAL were ALEXA” bit. Priceless.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiDxKGLwurcAhUHG6wKHQZ0D4sQ3ywwAHoECAcQAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DJepKVUym9Fg&usg=AOvVaw19EQ7lCKRTFPIGPr8hjlAp

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