WSJ: Google Assistant will use comedy writers to make you laugh

WSJ: Google Assistant will use comedy writers to make you laugh
If the human interactions that you are experiencing every day are not enough to keep your laughing muscles in shape, Google Assistant may turn out to be the workout that you need. The Wall Street Journal (not exactly a laugh riot itself), wrote today that Google is paying comedy writers who have written for Pixar movies and satire site The Onion, to provide jokes for the virtual assistant.
 
Of the three voice activated personal assistants found now on smartphones and tablets, Google Now has the least personality. Ask Siri to tell you a joke and she's apt to say, "How many iPhones does it take to...OK, never mind." Cortana also has been programmed to tell a corny joke or two. Ask Google to tell you a joke and instead of trying to tickle your funny bone, the virtual assistant will send you links to joke sites.

With much more personality than Google Now, Google Assistant will make its debut with the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Both handsets will be available in stores and online starting on October 20th. Until then, you might have to get your daily fix of humor by reading the funny pages in your local newspaper, or by watching The Impractical Jokers on Tru TV.

source: WSJ

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8 Comments

1. NCAAtourney

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

What is another name for a Nuke? "Galaxy Note 7"

2. truthwins unregistered

That joke is getting old and even samsung no longer supports note 7 .so just take a chill pill

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It will never get old! People are still talking about antennagate 6 years later and it was not a public safety issue. This one won't be brushed under the rug my man!

8. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The production is only temporarily halted in vietnam.

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You can include Apple iPhones in that cheap potshot as well.

5. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

Or you can call it an iPhone 6s

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah... It might be in your best interest to not quit your day job.

6. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

*shows a pic of Jerry Seinfeld and calls it comedy*...

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