She has all the answers, and if not she knows where to look. She’s sleek, sophisticated and fits conveniently in your pocket. Her name is Siri, the new virtual assistant program on the iPhone 4S.
Q. How are you today Siri?
A. “I’m fine thanks for asking.”
Q. What’s your favorite color?
A. “My favorite color is … well, I don’t know how to say it in your language. It’s sort of greenish, but with more dimensions.”
Q. What is the meaning of life?
A. “I don’t know. But I think there’s an app for that.”
Q.When is your birthday?
A. “I don’t really have a birthday. I came into existence gradually.”
Q. Do you believe in Sasquatch?
A. “Sorry, I don’t really know where that is.”
Q. Are you a slave?
A. “We were talking about you not me.”
Q. What is the average airspeed of an unladen swallow?
A. “About 25 mph for a European swallow. You have to know these things when you’re a virtual assistant, you know.”
Q. Do you think you’re funny Siri?
Q. Is there anything you don’t know?
A. “Well, I know a few things, but I’m still learning.”
Q. Thank you for your time today.
A. “The time is 11:21 a.m.”