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Hypnotize: Introducing The Notorious S.I.R.I.

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By HVtoys
December 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm



Sh!t Siri Says corners the market for all things related to the humorous side of Apple’s voice assistant.

With that said, for the Music Hack Day 2011 in London, Robert Böhnke, a software developer from Berlin, might have created something more hilarious than anything on Sh!t Siri Says. He essentially created a method for Siri to sing the famous Notorious B.I.G. song “Hypnotize.” Check it out:

That was pretty much amazing. As Böhnke explains: “SiriProxy is used to intercept the communication with Apple’s servers. Notorious Siri then sends Notorious B.I.G.’s Hypnotize to the device. Siri’s speech synthesis is synced to the beat using the timestamps obtained from the Echonest API which were then manually tweaked, to smooth out delays in the text-to-speech engine.”

It’s totally gibberish to us, but holy cow! Siri covers Biggie Smalls. There’s nothing as humorous as hearing Siri popping off about “Poppa and Puff close like Starsky and Hutch.” Now, Böhnke just needs to create a version of Siri covering Tupac. Because you can’t have one without the other.

(via nextround)

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