“I’m sorry, Alexa. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
No one seems particularly freaked out at the idea of computers in our homes that listen to us, respond to questions, even take direct control of various living conditions. Maybe this HAL-9000 replica will change that.
The malevolent supercomputer from Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey recently landed a new gig: Amazon Echo device. The smart home interface from Master Replicas actually works, as you can see in the above video.
Master Replicas scored the license from Warner Bros. to manufacture HAL-9000 lookalikes. While it can apparently talk like its big screen counterpart and respond to lines from the movie, it also possesses the power of Amazon’s voice-powered AI assistant, Alexa.
According to The Verge, the…
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