Humor: Cortana and Siri mix it up, Lakers fans won’t be happy, and don’t ask for a sandwich

Humor: Cortana and Siri mix it up, Lakers fans won’t be happy, and don’t ask for a sandwich
Arsenio Hall is back on TV in case you weren’t paying attention, and he was excited over the news about Microsoft’s introduction of Cortana for Windows Phone.

Of course, the mere existence of Cortana sets the stage for all sorts of comparisons to Siri, some serious, and others…not. It should be no problem guessing which path Arsenio took the idea on his show.

Cortana does have quite a bit more inflection to its voice, and at least for now, it has some more interactive small talk to it. The AI engine is far more advanced though, as Cortana is able to learn and unlearn your likes, dislikes and other habits of use if you let it.  Siri is not designed to do that, at least not yet.

So, when Arsenio asks Siri for help finding an outlet that sells basketball tickets, specifically for the Los Angeles Lakers, the digital assistant finds dozens at the ready. When he asks Cortana to put a game on the calendar, the digital assistant, sensing the Lakers’ horrific win/loss record (25-53), offers to watch a train wreck instead.  You can see where the rest of this bit will go.

It’s all in good fun, until one of them chooses to bring a knife to a gunfight. Who knows, hopefully we will see Siri get a boost at WWDC this summer. In the meantime, it comes down to basketball, sandwiches and maps.



source: The Arsenio Hall Show (YouTube) via WMPoweruser

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35 Comments

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Cortana > Google Now > Siri

14. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Cortana has the intelligence of both Siri and Google now with the addition to things like people based reminders and a sense of humor, singing a song if you ask her etc. Cortana is in a league of its own.

17. Sauce unregistered

Yea. Too bad that league is smaller than a group of 80 year old men out on a Monday bowling night.

19. papss unregistered

Does that make it any less awesome? To answer my own question.. No its still cool as hell

35. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

At least everyone in that group, regardless of what hardware they have in their phones, will be able to use Cortana. Unlike a certain fruit company.

13. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Even of man kind is coming

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Cortana is a Siri-al killer.

12. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Nice one Orange.

8. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Now all we need are pictures of stallions.

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

"I am not afraid to cut a bitch"

5. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

"You really want to bring a knife to a gunfight?"

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

The last part of the was awesome...

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Would it have been better with Master Chief holding his SMG?

2. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Damm this gals are haawwt!! Lol

1. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Haha I really liked that. I'd prefer Cortana, but none of them have anything against Google Now.

3. Sauce unregistered

Google Now and Siri are on the same level in terms of overall use and functionality, despite what fanboys claim.

10. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Siri has more personality, Now has more functionality.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Google NOW gives me the information when I want and what I want even WITHOUT me asking and that's a big difference for me. I can chose my favourite team and Google Now will alert me of any of their matches, will show me fastest directions to work when i leave without me asking (also it uses the much more reliable Google Maps as against Apple Maps). Also, I find Google Now easily understands my accent as against Siri. Google Now also does location reminder which I doubt Siri does.

15. Sauce unregistered

Yea yea yea. Same ol sh*t everyone says. It's a fan following rumor on here. Like I said, they are both the same in terms of a voice assistant. Everything you just said can be done with Siri, and as far as mapping goes, don't get me started. Google Maps and Apple Maps are both inferior to Waze. Both have f*cked up numerous times. Google Maps also has a 2 star rating on the App Store by the way out of 5000 reviews.

18. papss unregistered

Here is better than both map services..

24. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

probably better than apple maps but ... WAIT FOR IT ... NOT BETTER than google maps.

32. papss unregistered

See post above...

28. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Here Maps is only good in developed countries its really awful in other developing and underdeveloped countries.

31. papss unregistered

How about you use here before making silly comments like that.

33. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I live in Mumbai. HERE maps works really great for me. Its fast, smooth and I can even download maps to use it offline.

25. crazymonkey05

Posts: 189; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I don't know but Google acquired Waze like a long time ago for like $1.2 bill. I believe

30. Sauce unregistered

Yes Waze is still better than Google Maps lol

26. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Siri doesnt understand anything other than US and Brit accent. Argument over.

29. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'Yea yea yea. Same ol sh*t everyone says. It's a fan following rumor on here' why post a comment if you're not able to digest someone else's comment? smh. Also the differences I mentioned are actually the ones that matter to ME and not taken from a 'fan follower'. Stop acting like a bigoted person. Yes Google Maps maybe inferior to Waze but its still miles better than Apple's Maps which was the original argument as you were talking about Voice assistants not maps. BTW, can you send me a link to 2 star rating on app store for G Maps as I can only see 4.5 rating. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I prefer Cortana, because she is hottt.

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