her Stories January 13, 2014

“What a backstabber,” jokes Scarlett Johansson, after Siri diss

Scarlett Johansson, who plays a Siri-like virtual assistant in the movie Her, jokingly hit back at Siri’s dismissive remarks in an interview with Vanity Fair. The magazine noted that when Siri was asked “Are you Her?”, it responds with a variety of snarky remarks, including “Her portrayal of artificial intelligence is beyond artificial.”

“Oh. My. God,” Johansson responded, playfully hurt. “I feel like I’ve been betrayed. The other day I asked Siri how I looked and she said, ‘You’re the fairest of them all.’ So she’s obviously playing both sides … What a backstabber, man.”

We’re just waiting for Vanity Fair to interview Siri, to get her take on Johansson’s remarks …

her Stories January 5, 2014

Siri is unimpressed with fictional virtual assistant’s performance in “Her”

Images via BuzzFeed

Siri isn’t a fan of the new Spike Jonze movie Her, if her recently-spotted responses regarding the movie’s titular AI are any indication. The film centers on a lonely man who falls in love with his cell phone’s virtual assistant, which many viewers immediately recognized as an advanced version of Siri.

As BuzzFeed noticed today, asking Siri about the actually-artificial intelligence causes her to respond with a variety of disparaging lines that sometimes border on jealousy. The responses are separate from Siri’s movie knowledge, and asking for Her showtimes will still return the proper response, though Siri might start going through your contacts to see what other artificial intelligences you’ve been talking to recently.

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