More power

The phone in your pocket these days is massively more powerful than those from even five years ago but things need to increase even more to stop me from losing the plot and hurling my phone against the nearest wall.

Yes, I’m talking about my interactions with Siri.

The interaction itself is fine — just as long as you don’t try and do anything too complex or contextual; it is practically pointless asking any follow-up questions to your initial query. Now that Siri is listening constantly it’s actually useful to use in the kitchen to start timers for example while my hands are covered in dough. My five-year-old daughter is fascinated with asking about the weather forecast or what the time is.

I’m a big fan of Apple’s stance on privacy. This means, among other things, that a lot of the detail in my Siri “conversations” stays on the device instead of being sent to a server somewhere for processing. This does also mean that there is a trade-off in terms of the just how “smart” the AI can be.

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