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Siri's deranged synopses of science fiction films prove that she'll be no help when the Singularity hits

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It has been said that Apple's Siri is an important precursor to more advanced intelligent personal assistants. Eventually, it's thought, we'll be able to have actual conversations with these sorts of AI, and possibly even relationships. But as Laura June of The Verge has recently pointed out, Siri is not to be trusted — and the iPhone assistant's short descriptions of popular scifi films show why. Here's what Siri has to say about some of our favorite movies.

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simondelmonte
Simon DelMonte

This is why I really don't want Siri. It's a toy. Something that has useful applications but is also full of nonsense that shows the programmers are having fun adding lots of rather silly bells and whistles.