Have you got Alexa to tell you jokes yet?
Just wondered what she comes out with.
Apparently, across the field of virtual digital assistants, the makers have anticipated thousands of likely questions, to which they have programmed what they hope to be witty retorts.
They claim it gives their devices personality, but I think it is more a case of making them seem smarter than they actually are.
I came across an example in a review comparing Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant.
Reviewer fed the line, "Open the pod bay doors Hal".
One system simply displayed you tube clips from 2001.
(What you get if you Google the sentence)
Another responded correctly, "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that".
And yet another offered "DOESN'T ANYONE KNOCK ANYMORE?"