Robots don't need our praise

The day Apple introduced Siri, the iPhone-based personal assistant who responds to your voice, I was having lunch in San Francisco with some clients and we were all playing around seeing what Siri could do.

 “Siri, what is the weather like outside?”

 “It’s cloudy.”

“Thank you, Siri,” the CEO said.

“You’re welcome,” said Siri. Then we all burst out laughing.

“Dude, why are you thanking a robot?” joked the SVP. The CEO looked sheepish. 

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