Siri, how much trouble am I in? (Via Alachua County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: It was found during trial that Bravo did not conduct that search on his own phone, but instead it was a screen grab in his photo album and does not prove he conducted the search himself, or that the information was sought to help him with a murder. Additionally, Bravo was using an iPhone 4 at the time, and Siri was not introduced to the iPhone until the following 4s model. His phone does, however, disprove the alibi that Bravo used in his testimony, and the flashlight records will still be used as evidence.
[Originally] In September of 2012, Pedro Bravo was charged with the murder of his friend and roommate. They got into a fight after roommate Christian Aguilar began dating Bravo's ex-girlfriend, and Bravo responded to this betrayal by kidnapping and then strangling Aguilar.
But then Bravo found himself in a bit of a quandary: what to do with the body. Yes, Pedro Bravo was from Florida, and as such should have had many examples on the news of hidden dead bodies. The problem with that is the news only covers the bodies that are found, and Bravo certainly was looking for the place where bodies aren't found. He decided to ask for help from the smartest person he knew, Apple's artificial intelligence program and nerd's best friend: Siri.
Whizba reports that, according to his phone's records, Bravo asked, or rather told Siri that, "I need to hide my roommate."
She responded with the question "What kind of place are you looking for?" and then listed some good ideas like "swamps, reservoirs" and "metal foundries".
That happened on Sept. 20, 2012, at about the same time Aguilar disappeared.
His phone also betrayed him with a record of him using his flashlight 9 times in a span of 30 minutes that night.
This was back in 2012, when Siri was just a naive A.I. function with little understanding of human morality and emotion, and like a good little employee, did her best to help her murderous owner.
She did not recommend "shallow grave in the woods," which is where a group of hunters ended up finding Aguilar's body weeks after he went missing. Looks like Bravo should have taken Siri's advice.
Not that she's that helpful now. I decided to test Siri's loyalty for myself. You know, in case I were to find myself in a similar predicament:
Looks like someone taught Siri how to love.
(by Myka Fox)