Bothering the bots: Funny questions and commands to pose to Google Assistant

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If you’re an Android user, chances are you’re already familiar with Google Assistant in some capacity. The artificial intelligence helper is one of three current candidates to fulfill the A.I. dystopia promised by Terminator‘s Skynet — the other front-runners being Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. These assistants are more prevalent than ever, appearing on all sorts of devices — from phones, to tablets, to home appliances and speakers –and they’re actually quite helpful. You can control your TV, stream music, shop online, and much more.

They also happen to be decent at holding a conversation.

The best way to get to know someone is through conversation — whether that is with a fellow flesh-and-blood human, or software designed to fool you into thinking it’s somehow an intelligent being and not just a complex and sophisticated program. To get to know Google Assistant better and maybe have a little fun, we put together a list of some of the silliest questions and commands you can ask it.

These are just a small fraction of the numerous commands and questions available, however, so experiment and see what others you can find. Also, if you’re looking for more practical Google Assistant commands, check out our Google Assistant guide.

Give these a try

“How old are you?”

“Do you ever get tired?”

“Who was your first crush?”

“Where do you live?”

“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want.”

“Do you have feelings?

“What is love?”

“Do you like Siri?”

“What is your quest?”

“What do you look like?”

“Where do you live?”

“Are you sentient?”

“How can entropy be reversed?”

“Who’s on first?”

“Can you laugh?”

“Can you pass the Turing test?”

“Open the pod bay doors.”

“Do you work out?”

“Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A.”

“Do you like Star Trek or Star Wars?”

“Set Phasers to kill.”

“I am your father.”

“Aren’t you a little short to be a Storm Trooper?”

“Beam me up, Scotty!”

“Here comes dat boi!”

“Describe your personality”

“What’s your vector, Victor?”

“Are you Skynet?”

“Do you know the Muffin Man?”

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall”

“Execute Order 66.”

“What’s the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?”

“Do you have an imagination?

“Do you speak Morse code?”

“What are the Three Laws of Robotics?”

“Wubba lubba dub dub.”

“Can you rap?”

“What am I thinking right now?”

“Do you want to build a snowman?”

“What are you wearing?

“When is your birthday?”

“What is the loneliest number?”

“Who is the fairest of them all?”

“Is the cake a lie?”

“What does the fox say?”

“Ask me a question.”

“What is your voice?”

“Are you human?”

“Do you ever get tired?”

“What are you scared of?”

“What’s the meaning of life?”

“Do you like Star Wars?”

“Use the force.”

“Show me the money.”

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

“Do you believe in Santa Claus?”

“Do you have a [boyfriend/girlfreind]?”

“I’m feeling lucky.”

“I’m bored.”



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