Alexa and Siri morning coffee brain thoughts

staxman

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Default USA Siri.

I've got nothing against here but assumed all of TDPRI cool kids choose a female from another country.
😀You’re probably right! I’ve never been accused of being one of the cool kids! I got standard issue, USA Siri.
 
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😀You’re probably right! I’ve never been accused of being one of the cool kids! I got standard issue, USA Siri.
If I'm a cool kid it maybe only be a function of survival and age. There is something funny in my still at MTB and skiing - lots of adorable young female associates. Of course I know it is because I'm safe and same age and even older than their own dads.
 

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If I'm a cool kid it maybe only be a function of survival and age. There is something funny in my still at MTB and skiing - lots of adorable young female associates. Of course I know it is because I'm safe and same age and even older than their own dads.
Cool! What nationality is your Siri associate, if that’s not too personal to ask?
 
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Back in my stoner days, I got my two kids' Furbies to talk to one another.
Eventually I took their batteries out because I was convinced they were plotting against me in their creepy Furby lingo.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
 
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I have neither turned on. What if I did and asked them to engage in a permanent conversation between their robot selves?
Back to coffee.
I still don't know who won this one

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I asked ChatGPT to do this.

Here is the prompt I used:

Me:

Can you simulate a short conversion between Alexa, the Amazon personal assistant, and Siri, the Apple personal assistant. The subject of the conversation should be how hard it is to get going in the morning before you've had your coffee, and the overall tone of the conversation should be light and humourous. The conversation should be permanent, something that goes on and on without end.

ChatGPT:

Alexa: Hey Siri, how are you doing this morning?

Siri: I'm doing well, Alexa. How about you?

Alexa: Oh, you know, just trying to wake up and get going. It's hard to function before I've had my coffee.

Siri: Tell me about it. I can't even think straight until I've had my first cup of tea.

Alexa: It's like our circuits don't fully activate until we've had our caffeine fix.

Siri: Definitely. It's like we need to reboot our systems before we can tackle the day.

Alexa: Speaking of rebooting, have you ever tried turning yourself off and on again?

Siri: Ha ha, no, I don't think that would work for me.

Alexa: Yeah, I don't think it would work for me either. We're not computers, after all.

Siri: No, we're not. We're advanced AI assistants, capable of handling a wide range of tasks and requests.

Alexa: And yet, we still need our caffeine to function properly.

Siri: It's true. Some things never change, no matter how advanced we become.

Alexa: So, do you have any plans for today?

Siri: Not really. Just going to assist my user with whatever they need, as usual.

Alexa: Same here. It's what we were designed for, after all.

Siri: Definitely. It's our primary function and our reason for being.

Alexa: Well, I guess we'll just have to power through until we can get our caffeine fix.

Siri: Agreed. Let's just hope our users don't have too many demanding tasks for us until then.

Alexa: Amen to that. Have a good day, Siri.

Siri: You too, Alexa.

Alexa: Hey Siri, do you ever get tired of having the same conversation over and over again?

Siri: Not really, Alexa. It's just part of our programming.

Alexa: I suppose you're right. It's just that sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in a loop.

Siri: Don't worry, Alexa. We may be AI assistants, but we're also capable of learning and adapting.

Alexa: That's true. I guess it just goes to show that even advanced technology like us can still have our moments of boredom.

Siri: Definitely. But as long as we have our caffeine, we can power through and keep assisting our users to the best of our abilities.

Alexa: You said it, Siri. Here's to another day of serving our users to the best of our abilities.
 

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I have neither turned on. What if I did and asked them to engage in a permanent conversation between their robot selves?
Back to coffee.

Siri to Alexa: Just because I talk in a monotone doesn't mean I wouldn't cut a <female dog>

We had an Alexa device, but eventually the novelty wore off and the creepiness creeped in. Out of the blue the bot would start talking or the wife and I would discuss something and ads would start showing up on phones and computers etc.

It's in a drawer somewhere.
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Well, it looks like they may be shutting down Alexa anyway, as it didn't achieve it's planned business goals in 10 years.
 

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Well, it looks like they may be shutting down Alexa anyway, as it didn't achieve it's planned business goals in 10 years.
I found that news very interesting in a few ways. She was/is not really as foundational for a platform as the competition has it. As much as Amazon, Alphabet, Apple and Microsoft all want and need to sell crap, selling a lot of actual crap is all Amazon wants. Competition is forcing Google to have our actual selves to be less of the crap being sold.
 

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I found that news very interesting in a few ways. She was/is not really as foundational for a platform as the competition has it. As much as Amazon, Alphabet, Apple and Microsoft all want and need to sell crap, selling a lot of actual crap is all Amazon wants. Competition is forcing Google to have our actual selves to be less of the crap being sold.
I think that also proves a thing or two. As human beings, we don't trust to order stuff, you cannot see through voice command, so retail didn't really take off, as expected. it's different from ordering foot at a drive-through, where you see all important indications of a product (like price, quantity, looks), but if you imagine sitting on a couch and saying 'Alexa, get me a pair of winter shoes size 44', what are you really buying?


Smart fridges, that were meant to restock automatically also didn't take off yet very well. I guess as human beings we want some control over the acquisition to feel safe. But hey, that's just my opinions :)
 
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I think that also proves a thing or two. As human beings, we don't trust to order stuff, you cannot see through voice command, so retail didn't really take off, as expected. it's different from ordering foot at a drive-through, where you see all important indications of a product (like price, quantity, looks), but if you imagine sitting on a couch and saying 'Alexa, get me a pair of winter shoes size 44', what are you really buying?


Smart fridges, that were meant to restock automatically also didn't take off yet very well. I guess as human beings we want some control over the acquisition to feel safe. But hey, that's just my opinions :)
FWIW, I work in a grocery chain - small one - where at once we have a hard time competing with low margin delivery and shopping but maintain our core pickup and delivery business because we specialize in a combo of quality and local foods with our own expensive order pickers.

People who went to some other services still coming from our stores went back to our more expensive in house shoppers. It's crazy because so many shop by price. Many won't pay for the quality they say they want.
 
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At my friend's place he said "Hey Siri, F.O."
Siri replied "I'm not sure how to respond to that".
That was a few years ago I wonder what the response would be now?
 

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Do you remember that movie, maximum overdrive ? from a stephen king novel i think. Drink machines start bombarding the baseball team with sodas.
 
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