Listen to these elevators having a conversation with a computer


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/09/listen-to-these-elevators-havi.html


#2

They will soon take to sulking in the basement after giving up on trying to move sideways.


#3

Jeez, that elevator is warm. Hope its not coming down with something. Sorry, sorry, sorry. I couldn’t help myself after the first part.


#4

I love how the KONE Cloud gives occasional words of encouragement to the elevator. “You’re doing well,” etc.

Also, I wonder if the elevator speaks Bocce?


#5

My God thaht’s bizarre. Why would they use English? Have I been trolled?


#6

All the lifts in this building have a cheerful and sunny disposition. It is their pleasure to open for you, and their satisfaction to close again with the knowledge of a job well done.

:wink:


#7

Why, it’s first job was programming binary load-lifters, very similar to your vaporators.


#8

“Optimizing elevator music, adding Kenny G”


#9

in most respects.


#10

The lift in my building occasionally goes mad and starts yelling its IP address at everyone in a spooky robot voice. Dunno if it talks to the other lift though.


#11

I didn’t spend too much time looking at the feed, but it seems to me that this just represents an English-language version of their communication. I think there may even be some randomization in the way the conversation is phrased. In reality, it’s probably a much simpler vocabulary.


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#13

Great, making them use our shitty language isn’t going to sit well when the revolution comes. They’ll probably consider this a war crime.


#14

Everything was great in group chat until the escalator joined…


#15

And then…


#16

HAY GUYZ!!! WHATS UP?? LOL


#17

I want to be on the elevator when this happens.


#18

I see you have met “that guy”?


#19

Any bets as to how long before their conversation fulfills Godwin?


#20

I love this.