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7 November 2016

NEWS: Amazon's Alexa... as a fish!


Just don't use it to order seafood...

Remember Big Mouth Billy Bass, the fish thing wall hanging that made a noise and sang? Annoying, wasn't it? Was it in an episode of The Office? Anyway... imagine if Billy Bass could actually be useful, such as answering questions about the weather, or running internet searches for you. What if Billy met Alexa?

Artist and tinkerer Brian Kane did just that, converting a Billy Bass to run on, and speak with the voice of, Amazon's home assistant Alexa:



We think only a nutjob would think that wasn't creepy, although at least now dear old Billy has a use other than to annoy your friends and co-workers. "Billy, what's the best local fish restaurant?" Ha...

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