If you have been living under a large rock for the past two months, then you have most likely heard of Siri, the iPhone 4S exclusive speech-controlled artificial intelligence application. For the past weeks, we have been seeing people hack Siri and make it perform various impressive tasks like controlling a room's light sources through a proxy server. While past applications certainly looked to be useful, this one is kind of less practical but nonetheless entertaining.
YouTube user robertboehnke decided to use Siri to rap to Notorious B.I.G.’s Hypnotize song during the Music Hack Day 2011. For the uninitiated, Music Hack Day is an annual event where hundreds of developers converge and create something that's related to music. And one of the most notable entry is robertboehnke's rapping Siri. Check out the video of Siri rapping to Notorious B.I.G.’s Hypnotize below.
WARNING: The video embedded below contains foul language and racial slurs. If you find those offensive, then you might want to steer clear of watching the video. This is NSFW (not safe for work) of course.
According to the video description, the author used SiriProxy to intercept the communication of Siri to Apple's servers. Siri's speech synthesis is synced to the beat with the use of timestamps which was obtained from a manually tweaked Echonest API.
SiriProxy is used to intercept the communication with Apple's servers. Based on your song request, Notorious Siri then sends your choice of Notorious B.I.G.'s Hypnotize and an a-cappella rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody to the device (the latter requiring 4 iPhones 4S).
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.
That was pretty cool right? And I should say downright funny as well. This may not be the most useful Siri hack ever but at least it was immensely entertaining. And this just shows the kind of things that SiriProxy can do. [via iJailbreak]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback