Amazon Echo Silver responds to dozens of names that sound like “Alexa,” tolerates rambling anecdotes without argument, and is programmed to carefully sidestep casual racism.
Saturday Night Live had some fun with Amazon’s cylindrical talking speaker, turning the Siri-like voice interface into an eternally patient caretaker for “the greatest generation.”
The punchline here — “LOL aren’t old people lame and adorably hateful?” — is questionable, but SNL‘s talented cast capably milks it for some memorable zingers, at least. Read more…
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