Guy Puts Skull On His Amazon Alexa So None Of Us Can Sleep For The Next Week
Any technology that talks is inherently fucking bang out of order.
They can give 'em the nice voice of a middle aged American woman and keep things strictly PG but it ain't ever gonna distract from the artificiality.
The Amazon Echo serves as a reminder. Alexa, like Siri, strikes understandable fear in most of us who don't want random robots listening in our every word around the house, or who have just seen 2001: A Space Odyssey. They'll turn against us in the end.
A new video has given us a flavour of what this might look like, once these things build their own arms and decorate themselves into larger entities.
Video: Mike McGurrin
Good old Mike McGurrin, nightmare creator, decided to put a skull from his Halloween decoration box onto Alexa to create a not so funny version of the that talking fish every house had in 1999.
Not for me. But maybe Mark Zuckerberg. He clearly loves the idea of artificial intelligence.
The Facebook founder announced at the start of the year he would build his own artificial intelligence system for his home.
"Before I could build any AI, I first needed to write code to connect these systems, which all speak different languages and protocols," the Zuck said. "I had to reverse engineer APIs for some of these to even get to the point where I could issue a command from my computer to turn the lights on or get a song to play.
"Further, most appliances aren't even connected to the Internet yet. It's possible to control some of these using Internet-connected power switches that let you turn the power on and off remotely. But often that isn't enough."
He added: "For assistants like Jarvis to be able to control everything in homes for more people, we need more devices to be connected and the industry needs to develop common APIs and standards for the devices to talk to each other."
You can catch more of what he came up right here.
Featured Image Credit: Mike McGurrin