Settle down, Siri. In what is likely the first of many instances of snark to be expected from continued advancements in the realm of artificial intelligence, Siri gives us a rare glimpse of her sassy personality when asked, “What’s zero divided by zero?” If you haven’t tried this out yet, stop what you’re doing now, and hold down the home button on your iPhone — then ask her the dreaded, indeterminable question.
The answer, for those of you without an Apple device (or without the patience to try this out yourselves) is as follows: “Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.”
While her answer isn’t quite as variable and interactive as her answers to other difficult questions (like “Where should I bury a dead body?” or my personal favorite, “What is the meaning of life?”) it must be said that this particular response is pretty stellar. And the Internet just can’t get enough.
On Monday evening, Siri became the talk of the Twitter town (and beyond) for her no-nonsense, unapologetic answer after Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul first made the epic discovery and tweeted about it. Then, everyone started tweeting about it, and how they had no friends:
after I asked Siri what zero divided by zero was pic.twitter.com/RbKjUihNPY
— delina. (@luhanzayns) July 1, 2015
just asked siri what zero devided by zero and she said i have no friends pic.twitter.com/pFYmBJVz9b
— Farhan (@FefKun) June 30, 2015
When you ask Siri what's 0 divided by 0 and she violates your whole life pic.twitter.com/SvYfi0q8wP
— Emmanuel Matos (@emmvnuelmvtos) June 30, 2015
Of course, Siri is known for a slew of witty responses, which makes her all the more believable as a reliable sidekick (despite the fact that she services every other iPhone user in the world). That being said, she does respond to the vast majority of questions differently — for example, while The Daily Beast reports that the answer to, “I’m drunk” is, “Just don’t breathe on me,” I received the response: “Don’t expect me to get you home.” And for the record, when I asked Siri, “What are you up to?” she responded, “I’m thinking about pie. Mmm.” Siri, it seems, is a woman after my own heart.
So whatever sass Siri is channeling, attribute it to a reflection of your own personality traits. After all, our iPhones are only as good as we are.