I Would Switch To This ’80s Parody Of Siri For The Hilariously Awful Synthesised Voice

I Would Switch To This ’80s Parody Of Siri For The Hilariously Awful Synthesised Voice
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Video: Siri continues to trail behind assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, but I would switch back to Apple’s AI in a heartbeat if it had the same terribly synthesised voice as it does in this parody revealing what Siri would have been like on ’80s desktop PCs.

Having previously explored how unusable modern apps such as Snapchat would have worked on an ’80s-era computer, Squirrel Monkey’s completely fake Wonders of the World Wide Web takes a look at how impossibly slow a voice-activated assistant would have been with 386 processors, 9600-baud dial-up modems and awful VGA graphics. As hard as it is to believe, the modern Siri experience is somehow an actual improvement.

[YouTube via Tastefully Offensive]