Katyanna Quach, writing for The Register:
In a car-crash video, uploaded to Twitter by Bryson Meunier, a
Google Home is asked: “Okay Google, what’s my day like?” The
chatbot answers the question by telling him the time, the weather
and what his commute is like. So far, so good.
But then, it sneakily adds: “By the way, Disney’s live action
Beauty and the Beast opens today.” Soft piano music is played, and
the ad continues running.
“For some more movie fun, ask me something about Belle. Have a
good one,” it cheekily concludes, referring to the movie’s
character. Now, we’re aware of the irony of complaining about ads
spouted by a device, only to then offer to play the ad to you, but
it’s honestly so creepy and stupid, it’ll make you reconsider the
myth that Google hires only the smartest people on the planet.
This isn’t an ad; the beauty in the Assistant is that it invites
our partners to be our guest and share their tales.