Apple’s Siri Roasts Google Glass

Google GlassSiri – Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) voice-activated personal assistant that can understand users’ natural language queries – has recently acquired a new repertoire of sharp jokes in response to Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) upcoming wearable tech product, reports The Verge. Naturally, Siri’s head-mounted tech put-downs are activated by stating the “Okay Glass” command.

The Google Glass command activates one of a half-dozen different put-downs about Google Glass. Here are Siri’s six caustic responses to “Okay Glass,” courtesy of Apple Insider:

  • “Glass? I think you’ve got the wrong assistant.”
  • “I’m not Glass. And I’m just fine with that.”
  • “I think that Glass is half empty.”
  • “Just so you know, I don’t do anything when you blink at me.”
  • “Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won’t work.”
  • “Very funny, (name). I mean, not funny ‘ha-ha,’ but funny.”

Kudos to the programmers for resisting the urge to have Siri instruct users to, “Kiss my Glass.” Although Siri’s latest jokes are obviously a direct response to Google Glass, Apple’s personal assistant will also offer non-Google Glass related humor if prompted to “Tell a joke,” or by simply stating “Knock-knock.”

Although Apple has yet to unveil its own wearable tech device, the company is rumored to be working on a smartwatch, or “iWatch” product. Like Siri, CEO Tim Cook has his doubts about the success of Google Glass. At the AllThingsD conference earlier this year, Cook stated that, “I wear glasses because I have to. I don’t know a lot of people that wear them that don’t have to. People who do wear them want them to be light and want them to be unobtrusive.”

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