Parakeet Learns How to Activate ‘Siri’ on an iPhone

Kiwi, a talking two-year-old parakeet (aka bugdie), taught himself to activate iPhone’s “Siri” voice assistant by mimicking his owner’s voice.

“Kiwi has heard me say “Hey Siri” many times in the house. I never intentionally taught him this, but eventually we started hearing him say “Hey Siri” at random. Later, we started hearing him also imitate the chime that happens after you say “Hey Siri” and let Siri respond. Tonight I caught him activating it on his own. I guess the register of his voice in imitation of mine is close enough for Siri to activate.”