From Pirkei Avot 4:1:
איזהו חכם? הלומד מכל אדם
What is the smart thing? That which learns from every human being.
Almost every smart phone has speech recognition. Apparently, it has to learn your voice and speech pattern, so you have to teach it a few times. OK, I understand that concept.
So, I've taught my phone numerous times (I stopped counting how many times and how much time I spent) teaching it to call my home when I say, "Call home". That's just an example of many things I've taught it.
But, does it learn?? No!
This morning, while driving I said, "Call home". It didn't react (Yes, the phone was on, and I was speaking clearly.) I tried again and again - like 5 times. Finally, it responds, "I don't know that contact." So, I pulled over, and typed it. It still said, "I don't understand you."
OK, I thought phones are supposed to learn from every human, and that's what makes them smart phones. But, it doesn't seem that way. I think it's learning something from humans, because it knows my name, and it somehow knows what Starbucks coffee order I like the most. But, with many other other things, it's just plain stupid.
Can someone explain why it can be so stupid despite it learning a lot of stuff from a human, anyway?