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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sharon Osbourne


My high school age daughter just became the first one in the family to get an iPhone.  As she experimented with Siri, it occurred to me that Apple's chatty personal assistant might add a unique perspective to CelebriGum.

Here's Sharon Osbourne, reality show personality and recently departed America's Got Talent judge.

Here are my questions, along with what Siri thought I said, and her replies.

"Do you know who Sharon Osbourne is?"
(interpreted as "Do you know for sharing eyes boilers?")
"I'm not sure what you mean."

"Do you like CelebriGum?"
(interpreted as "Do you like the weather, Gomez?")
"I'm not sure what you mean."

"Are you familiar with CelebriGum?"
(interpreted as "Are you familiar with the library?")
"I can't answer that."

"What are your favorite websites involving old gum and photos of celebrities?"
(interpreted as "What are your favorite websites involving all drama and photos of celebrities?" 
"Would you like me to search for websites involving all drama and photos of celebrities?"

"Do you think a photo of Sharon Osbourne with old gum would be a good idea?"
(interpreted as "Do you think before Yorkshire and I was born with all gone would be a good idea?")
"It's your opinion that counts."

"Do you have a sense of humor?"
"I can't answer that."


Okay, we have a ways to go.  But remember, Siri is still in beta.  I'll be working closely with Apple in the coming months to ensure that future versions of Siri have a greater understanding of CelebriGum.

7 comments:

  1. yes I DO like the weather, Gomez.

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    1. I feel that "How do you like the weather, Gomez?" has the potential to become a popular catchphrase.

      If lots of iPhone owners suddenly ask Siri about CelebriGum, that is. Which is unlikely.

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    2. I just hope our nation's nuclear launch systems don't use the same technology as Siri. If they do we're all going to be up Gomez Creek. Or something like that.

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  2. I consider you to be the Steve Jobs of gum!

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    1. That's fine with me!

      (I also would have accepted "the Gomez of weather.")

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    2. Sorry, but I consider Al Roker to be "the Gomez of weather."

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  3. Hey if you don't get some good shots of Kaley Cuoco today I'm going to go Gomez all over your website.

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