Alexa, Who’s on First?

At this point, preprogrammed jokes have become a staple of digital assistant software, but most attempts at humor by Siri and the like have skewed closer to “cute” than “funny.” One possible explanation is that these assistants work better as comedy duos than solo acts, a possibility strongly supported by a new video starring Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Reprising Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” routine for our digitally-aided age, Echo and Home get caught in an infinite loop reciting two deviously titled calendar events. Unfortunately, we get under a minute of this battle of wills, but if left alone their struggle would surely continue long after we’re all gone, two masterless servants bickering on a barren Earth until the end of days.


from Gizmodo