Game designer Jordan Mechner with , a BASIC simulation program created in 1966 as a . When he put the two together, a very interesting and long--but slightly disjointed--conversation ensued.
Past the typical greeting, which both programs carry off well, Eliza shines through the most. Unlike Siri, Eliza is able to have a conversation without trying to link it to a command, such as finding a business. Siri on the other hand, although responsive, occasionally tries and find a business, make a phone call or completely misunderstand. The dialogue ends in Siri beginning to phone a random person in Jordan's address book. Don't worry, Siri; Eliza is 45 years your senior, after all.
You can check out the full transcript of the conversation between the pair on .
As you can see, quite a strange match. As previously mentioned, Siri is still in beta, so has a way to go before conversations with the software as a human or robot are able to flow as well as Eliza or even with another human. Personally, it would be cool to see a successful conversation between Siri on two different iPhones.