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November 5, 2011 1:18 PM   Subscribe

Siri meets Furby. (SLYT)
posted by sweetkid (25 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
So wrong ...

This makes me want to try this with a Teddy Ruxpin.
posted by ZeusHumms at 1:26 PM on November 5, 2011


I am not comfortable with the machines fraternizing.
posted by The Whelk at 1:33 PM on November 5, 2011 [19 favorites]


Furby always freaked the hell out of me.
posted by sweetkid at 1:34 PM on November 5, 2011


When my new iPhone 4S gets here, I am going to the nearest toy store and getting a talking stuffed animal just to try this. It would only lead to awesome things and the rise of Skynet.
posted by Nackt at 1:59 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am not comfortable with the machines fraternizing.

Just wait until the miscegenation starts in earnest.
posted by brennen at 2:14 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Eh, I was hoping that would be a lot better, but I forgot that Furbish is really limited, and Siri's language parsers are probably way too smart to deal with that gibberish.

Lazyweb idea: Scrape a database of automatic YouTube captions, run them through a Markov generator and output as a steady stream of text, feed that into an arbitrary number of Google Translate calls strung together, then output that as voice to Siri.

Bonus points for feeding Siri back into a YouTube CC generator and running it through a Telephone game chain something like the above fast enough to make Siri start talking to itself with some real complexity.
posted by loquacious at 2:16 PM on November 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


This is how Furby behaves with your iPhone.

This is how Furby behaves with your iPhone unless you are logged in to your bank account.
posted by Anything at 2:16 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, they should try it with a trained/evolved Furby that speaks more English.
posted by loquacious at 2:18 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty upset that it got my name out of a burp and some cackles. Not cool, Siri.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 2:27 PM on November 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Just wait until the miscegenation starts in earnest.

Do I hear gears grinding in the distance?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 2:34 PM on November 5, 2011


THE SINGULARITY IS NIGH

But incomprehensible, which I guess makes sense.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 2:35 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


My favorite notion of the Singularity might be the one where it happened years ago and no one really noticed.
posted by brennen at 2:51 PM on November 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


My favorite notion of the Singularity might be the one where it happened years ago and no one really noticed.

If so, can we please reboot the simulator? I think the settings are screwed up.
posted by loquacious at 3:13 PM on November 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


Upon reboot, I would suggest a couple startup programs that should be removed.
posted by lazaruslong at 3:18 PM on November 5, 2011


Anachroni-tastic! Now let's add in a Speak & Spell for another decade?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:26 PM on November 5, 2011


Take that, would-be robot overlords (robo-overlords? roboverlords?!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:22 PM on November 5, 2011


Anachroni-tastic! Now let's add in a Speak & Spell for another decade?

It'd just phone home.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:59 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


So I should dig through the closet and find my SO's old Furby?
posted by wierdo at 6:09 PM on November 5, 2011


Siri vs. Talking Carl would be awesome but I don't have two phones handy.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:27 PM on November 5, 2011


I think Billy Big Mouth Bass might be fun to try, but does Siri respond to singing?
posted by sweetkid at 8:51 PM on November 5, 2011


Need some way to hook it up to MegaHAL.
posted by The otter lady at 9:14 PM on November 5, 2011


Don't get Siri high and ask her philosophical questions.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:37 PM on November 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Also, they should try it with a trained/evolved Furby that speaks more English.

I was asked to do the gig but unfortunately I was otherwise occupied.
posted by awfurby at 2:37 AM on November 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I really want to know what Siri would say when confronted with Simlish.
posted by deborah at 6:06 PM on November 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Things that are fun to say to Siri: "Siri, show me boobs." (It will pull up a list of the nearest strip clubs -- seriously! Don't ask which member of my household figured THAT out this weekend...)

Things that would be terrifying to say to Siri: (same thing, but in Furbish, and it finds you strip clubs that cater to furries).
posted by bitter-girl.com at 2:38 PM on November 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


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