Science fiction movies have always wondered how the future would be if machines became as smart/smarter than humans. ‘The Terminator’ showed that they’d probably annihilate mankind to gain superiority. ‘Blade Runner’ portrayed them as lost children searching for identity. And ‘Ex Machina’ imagined it as a seductive being capable of manipulating human emotions. However in reality, artificial intelligence would only go as far as heckling the hell out of you. At least for now.
In a video posted by BBC Parliament, we can see UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson giving a speech. However, he’s interrupted by none other than Siri.
This hilarious incident occurred yesterday when UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson was giving a speech supposedly on Syria. However, all that took a backseat as Siri started lecturing Gavin on what it has found on the internet. It took him a while to understand where the voice was coming from but he soon found out that the source was his phone.
As soon as the other members of the Parliament figured out, they also laughed at this one of a kind situation. Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow said “what a very rum business that is”. Additionally, Gavin said how rare it’s to be heckled by one’s very own phone and requested everyone if he could complete his speech without Siri’s intervention.
You can watch the video here:
When Siri interrupts as you're delivering a statement to Parliament… pic.twitter.com/NDsNUJDPV3
— BBC Parliament (@BBCParliament) July 3, 2018
The Defence Secretary addressed the matter by saying that he still has to learn a thing or two about how to use his phone.
— Gavin Williamson MP (@GavinWilliamson) July 3, 2018
As the video went viral, netizens showed concern about their country’s security, while others thought that this is the beginning of the apocalypse.
1. You better hope that isn’t the case.
So apparently our DEFENCE SECRETARY walks around with a normal iPhone with VOICE RECORDING TURNED ON. I wonder if he also set the UK nuclear launch codes to Password123 😂 https://t.co/5x0mgMb9yr
— Christopher Wylie 🏳️🌈 (@chrisinsilico) July 3, 2018
2. Maybe he trusts Siri a bit too much.
Blimey – security is not what it was if the SoS for defence is allowing his phone to listen into all his conversations.
— Ian Moss (@_IanMoss) July 3, 2018
3. I won’t be complaining if that becomes a reality.
Every day's an Alan Partridge day…
— Willieckerslike (@willieckerslike) July 3, 2018
Perhaps Siri should be next PM. She'd do a better job.
— Chrissie Grech (v) #peoplesvote #NHSLove (@ChrissieGrech) July 3, 2018
5. That’s my favourite too. Did we become friends?
I wanted #Siri to interrupt with something like:
"I've found on the web that Ass-Bangin' Angels Vol 15 video for you"
— Yara-ma-yha-who 🏳️🌈 (@Unkle_Ken) July 4, 2018
6. Run and hide, people. Run and hide!
Rise of the machines. Terminator was right pic.twitter.com/SGQnWWWYYG
— Katie Howells (@choochieface87) July 4, 2018
iPhones are really confusing if you’re using them for the first time. So, it’s highly probable that this heckling happened because Gavin isn’t very used to his new phone. What’s also probable is that Siri is gaining intelligence, listening to everyone and planning to take over the world. Which is the truth? I’ll let you decide.