Apple’s Siri and Portal’s GLaDOS

Posted: October 9, 2011 in All Categories

Boiling down two fanboy-filled worlds into an amalgamation of concentrated glory, a guy evil genius named Jeff Heimbuch has mashed up the demo video of Apple’s new virtual assistant Siri with the voice of Portal’s malevolent machine mistress, GLaDOS.

Sadly, such a mashup lives on only in cleverly edited videos (and that special place my consciousness goes to after I’ve drifted off to sleep) for now. While customizable voices are undoubtedly on every iPhone 4S buyer’s Nerdgasm trigger list, it’d be markedly un-Apple-like for Apple to implement any time soon (not to mention incredibly formidable to implement at all, given the complexity of Siri’s speech engine.) Some day!

And by the way in Japan, where Siri isn’t even going to be available when the iPhone 4S goes on sale there Oct.14, the word sounds a lot like ‘shiri’—which means buttocks, thanks to one of my friend who just returned from Japan 🙂

Iphone Siri

Iphone Siri

  1. SiriLiver says:

    Siri is now my best friend 🙂

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