Showing posts with label Google Assistant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Assistant. Show all posts

Saturday, May 4, 2024

May the Fourth Be With You: What Happens When You Tell Siri, Alexa, and Google "I Am Your Father"?

May the Fourth Be With You: What Happens When You Tell Siri, Alexa, and Google "I Am Your Father"?

This May the Fourth, Star Wars fans can inject some geeky fun into their day  by channeling Darth Vader with their smart assistants.  Here's how Siri, Alexa, and Google respond to the iconic line.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
May 4, 2024

May 4th - the unofficial Star Wars holiday – is here! 

For many, this means movie marathons, donning Jedi robes, and of course, quoting the iconic "I am your father" line throughout the day. 

But did you know your favorite smart assistant has some fun in store as well?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Tell your Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant, "I am your father." 

You might be surprised by their responses!

How to Channel Your Inner Darth Vader
  1. Get your assistant's attention by saying its wake word ("Hey Siri," "Alexa," or "Hey Google").
  2. State clearly, "I am your father."
  3. Listen for a hopefully humorous response revealing how well your AI assistant knows Star Wars lore.

Each assistant has its own unique personality, and their responses reflect this:
  1. Siri: Apple's assistant often leans into the dramatic ("Nooooooooo!") or offers a bit of tech-themed confusion.
  2. Alexa: Amazon's assistant may channel some serious Darth Vader vibes or play coy, depending on your device.
  3. Google Assistant: Offers a mix of pop culture references, witty comebacks, and sometimes even attempts to turn you to the Light Side.

These playful responses are a great example of Easter eggs - hidden features designed to surprise and delight users.  

They also add personality to a technology that can sometimes feel impersonal.

May the Fourth Fun Continue!

Try other Star Wars-themed prompts with your assistant today and see what they say.  

Basic Star Wars Knowledge:
  • "Use the Force"
  • "Do or do not, there is no try."
  • "These aren't the droids you're looking for."
  • "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope."
  • Character-Specific:
  • "I love you." (Try this with Siri for a classic Leia line)
  • "Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?"
  • "Beam me up, Scotty." (Test if your assistant is a true Trek fan)
  • "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
  • Movie References:
  • "What is the Kessel Run?"
  • "Who shot first?"
  • "Tell me about the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise."
  • Getting Creative:
  • "Play the Cantina Band song."
  • "Give me directions to Tatooine."
  • "Search for the nearest Death Star." (Your assistant might have safety concerns!)
Be sure to visit the official Star Wars Day site.

And remember, the Force (of Star Wars geekery) is strong with this one.


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Rodger Mansfield, a seasoned tech expert, is the mastermind behind, where he serves as both writer and editor. With a keen eye for simplifying complex tech, Rodger delivers practical advice that empowers readers to navigate the digital world with confidence. Dive into for a treasure trove of savvy tips and tricks that keep you one step ahead in tech.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Google Assistant Now on iPhone

Google Assistant iPhone
The long wait is over.  Google Assistant is now available for the iPhone.

And it works like the Android version.

Apple's personal assistant Siri now has serious competition on the iPhone.

Let Google Assistant help you make phone calls, answer your questions and keep you organized in your daily Google life!

Since Apple restricts apps from having access to all iPhone functions, Google Assistant can't always fully interact with the iPhone.  But the ease of use to access your Google services makes up for this.

The new app is available now in the iTunes store.  Download the app   HERE (fixed).

Learn more about Google Assistant at Google.

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