Years ago Peter worked on a film about
Boris Kasparov brilliant difficult Russian chess champion
playing a game against some MIT students who’d
programmed a computer with every possible chess move.
We rooted for Kasparov even though he wasn’t as likable.
as the students. But he wasn’t a machine. This morning
I asked Siri to tell me a joke. I happen to like Siri, picture her
sitting in a room somewhere, Mrs. Maisel-ish, answering
questions wearing one of those dresses. Can you tell me a joke today?
I asked and she said I can’t. Why not Siri? I wondered what the answer
was. Jokes are not something I know was what she
was programmed to say.