Kanoa Lloyd believes being rude to Siri and Alexa is the new dating dealbreaker

They say you can tell a lot about someone by the way they treat wait staff, but can the same be said of how we speak to our artificial intelligence assistants, such as Siri or Alexa.

Over the last decade, voice recognition has led to a whole new level of human-robot relationships. The fact there's no real person behind an AI's algorithm could provide the perfect excuse to be rude to your device with no repercussions. 

With our technology heading towards smarter and more sophisticated AI, should we start learning to be more polite to our devices? The Project co-host Kanoa Lloyd believes people being rude to their AI assistants is the new dating dealbreaker.

"If I transport myself back to a long time ago when I used to go on dates, if I was with a guy and he was rude to someone working at the bar or at a restaurant - that's it, you're cut," she says.

"I think now if a guy was like, 'hey Alexa, play me a song, you loser', same thing."

But Patrick Gower disagrees, saying AI systems are just machines.

"At the end of the day, this thing is actually a hunk of metal and I think we've really just got to get a grip."

Christoph Bartneck, a human-robot interaction researcher at the University of Canterbury, said it is "certainly not" okay for people to let their negative emotions go on AI.

"When you interact with a robot, you do not just interact with a machine. A humanoid robot represents humans," Bartneck told The Project.

"So researchers have already created robotic copies of others and of themselves. So the question is really not so much how you interact with a machine, but with what this machine represents."

Watch the full interview above.