The Super Bowl was this past Sunday. Many viewers tuned in not just to watch the big game, but also to watch the commercials, which tend to be some of the most interesting and funny ads of the year.
Super Bowl LI (51 for those not fluent in Roman numerals) had its share of buzz-stirring commercials this year. Unlike previous years, though, many of this year’s commercials were noteworthy for all the wrong reasons. One commercial that (thankfully) wasn’t, was the ad for Google Home.
Google Home is Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo: a “smart” speaker that incorporates an intelligent personal assistant. With the Home and Echo, you can have your artificially intelligent buddy play music, adjust the thermostat, or set the alarm. Sounds pretty great, right?
Well I say this: Have we learned nothing from movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Terminator, The Matrix, and countless other “beware artificial intelligence!” tales? Are we going to willingly let ourselves be enslaved?Read More