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No. Just no. That is all.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:20 am

Having AI assistants ruling our future lives? That's so sad. Alexa play Despacito
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At the annual spectacular of crap that we optimistically term the Consumer Electronics Show, I found myself locked into a room with Alexa.

And yes, disembodied AI servant though she may be, she still filled every corner of a rather spacious room with all of the various products now connected to and enabled by Alexa - everything from alarm clocks to refrigerators to automobiles to - kitchen taps?

Yes. Kohler Konnect (klever) ties a connected kitchen water tap into Alexa, because... “Alexa, pour me 500ml of water.” That’s why. It’s less about activation than precise control - something easy for a smart faucet and much harder for a human. The Kohler Konnect is a kitchen robot of sorts, very good at doing exactly one thing - pouring out precisely the amount of water you need.

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Scenario (featuring ed):

  • ed: Alexa, pour me 16 ounces of water.

    Alexa: I'm sorry ed. I'm afraid I can't do that.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:31 am

16 ounces of water is a pint. Well, in :freedom: it is. In Britain it's 20.

I wonder what happens if you ask Alexa for a pint of water?
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Post by shemp » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:45 am

I'd rather ask Alexa for a pint of whiskey.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:39 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:31 am
16 ounces of water is a pint. Well, in :freedom: it is. In Britain it's In Britain it was 20.

I wonder what happens if you ask Alexa for a pint of water?
FTFY

Ounces are now illegal. Or does Brexit mean they go back to Imperial?


Side note:
It is often said that the USA uses Imperial, but this is not correct. Imperial was a Victorian era attempt to standardize throughout the British Empire, and you know who was NOT part of that empire?

It is traditional English measure (NOT Imperial) that God ordained. :HoppingMad2:

Damn Thomas Jefferson for even allowing Metric. He owned slaves, you know.
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