iPhone user or not, you've probably heard of the AI assistant called Siri. The voice-activated virtual help has been a staple of the Apple universe since 2010, and this personal assistant grows more and more human-like with every passing year. “In what way,” you might ask. Well, she was originally a simple source of information, presented in a professional, to-the-point manner. But as she has evolved with us, she has taken on some of our traits, most notably humor and sarcasm answering our stupid questions.
People have had the dumbest questions for Siri since the very beginning, and so she has learned how to give equally dumb, and often extremely sassy, replies. Don't believe us? Well, we here at Bored Panda have put together a list of funny things to ask Siri if you want to get a hilariously witty comeback. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and be sure to give them a try!
While Siri was born on the iPhone, she is now used across a variety of Apple platforms including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Siri can now speak 20 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.
Despite this impressive collection of languages, Siri has had struggles with certain accents. The poor Scots had a hilarious time trying to make themselves understood to the artificial intelligence assistant, although that only means that she's just like the rest of us. Dae ye ken whit a mean?
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Have you fully explored the range of wonders that Siri is capable of? Some of them might surprise you. Here are a few examples of Siri's genius, with thanks to Lifehack.
Did you know that Siri can post to social media accounts? Make your day easier by simply saying “Post to [Twitter or Facebook]. Siri then asks what you’d like to say. Dictate your post, then send when Siri confirms your message. Keeping in touch has never been easier!
Siri is also a genius at solving math questions, from the simple calculations to the most complex problems. Ask Siri to solve problems by saying “What is [math question]”. You can also use this feature to help calculate a tip in no time at all. Not only the Siri's answer will tell you how much to tip, but also the total cost of your bill with the tip added.
Did you know that Siri can set reminders based on where you are? Make sure Location Services are enabled for Reminders under Settings>Privacy>Location Services. Then, add the locations you need to your contacts. Tell Siri "xxx is my home”. Repeat for work, school or any other frequent location. Now Siri can do reminders for when you leave or arrive somewhere. For example, tell Siri “Remind me to call Donna when I leave work” to have the reminder go off when you’re done with your day.
Another amazing function that Siri has is helping to save time when looking for an email. For example, ask Siri to “Find email with my new schedule”, or “Find email with Friday’s Documents in the subject line”. You can also use this command to have Siri find emails from certain contacts. Siri can search Twitter too, just ask “Search Twitter for [subject or person]”. Siri immediately responds with a list of relevant tweets, from users across the site.
Siri connects to Yelp when you want to find out about a restaurant, however she can also access the online restaurant-reservation service OpenTable. This allows you to book reservations directly. You can tell Siri to make a reservation at a restaurant by saying “Make a reservation for tonight at 7pm at xxx.” Siri will tell you what's available on the restaurant's OpenTable page. Your location will help to find which restaurant you’re looking for, so Siri will look for matches in the area where you are currently based.
Finally, another interesting thing that Siri can do is to give information on the planes flying above you right now. Just ask "what flights are above me right now" to see a complete list of planes, the airlines and aircraft types. Siri even gives the flight numbers too, so you can find out exactly where these flights are headed! Not exactly a critical function for everyday life, but fun to impress kids or any aviation enthusiasts you might know.