Apple's Siri Learns New Jokes

Apple appears to have recently updated Siri on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod with a slew of new jokes to tell. Based on reports on Twitter and from MacRumors readers, the new jokes started rolling out earlier this month.

When you ask Siri a question like "tell me a joke" on an iOS device, Mac, or the HomePod, Siri has dozens of fresh responses to share with you.

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  • "What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup? Anyone can roast beef."
  • "One night, I paid $20 to see Prince. But I partied like it was $19.99."
  • "I taught a wolf to meditate. Now he's Aware Wolf."
  • "What do you call a labrador that becomes a magician? A labracadabrador."
  • "What do you call a talking dinosaur? Thesaurus."
  • "What do cats like to eat for breakfast? Mice Krispies."

With the humorous new additions, Siri's joke repertoire has expanded significantly, and you need to ask for jokes several times before hearing a repeat. Siri also appears to have new knock knock jokes, accessible by asking Siri "knock knock."

Apple updates Siri on a regular basis with new content in an effort to instill the personal assistant with personality and expanded capabilities. In February of 2017, for example, Siri promoted the LEGO Batman Movie with a series of funny responses to the query "Hey Computer," and when Pokémon Go was released, Siri was updated with several Pokémon-related responses.

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Siri is often criticized for shortcomings in comparison to AI-based offerings from competing companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, which is said to be due to Apple's heavy focus on protecting user privacy.

Apple is aiming to make major improvements to Siri, however, and has recently hired former Google AI chief John Giannandrea and the team from Init.ai, a customer service startup focused on creating AI with natural language processing.

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Top Rated Comments

scrapesleon Avatar
80 months ago
There’s a lot of things to fix about Siri making her learn new jokes should be last on the agenda
Score: 66 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jakeowens Avatar
80 months ago
People who use siri: "Siri is a joke"
Apple: "oh ok, here's some more jokes."
People who use siri: " No we said SIRI IS A JOKE... not ADD MORE JOKES.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Virinprew Avatar
80 months ago
That’s very useful. Thanks Apple. /s
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheBensonBoy Avatar
80 months ago
Apple is literally one giant Siri

Us: "Hey Apple, fix Siri"
Apple: "Ok, here is what I found for 'Fix Siri'"
Apple: ...
Apple: "There we added some jokes, useless ****, and while we are at it, we added a BUNCH of annoying responses such as 'I found this on the web'!"
Us: "No no no... This is not what I meant. Actually fix Siri"
Apple: ...
Apple: "... How about a joke?"

I LITERALLY created an account just for my frustration over the subject

Although the jokes are actually funny, she is still useless. Telling me a freaking joke will not add stuff to my calendar, turn on my alarm, and any other basic thing she should do, any better
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kahkityoong Avatar
80 months ago
Siri IS the joke.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nt5672 Avatar
80 months ago
I am just surprised that they did not hold this new functionality for a Keynote speech from Cook. "Its incredible!"
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)