This article was published on November 29, 2016

Dueling smart assistants give zero fucks about your calendar

Bryan Clark
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Bryan Clark

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Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.

If you’ve ever wondered about the infinite loop one could create by pairing two smart home assistants, it’s this.

YouTuber Adam Jakowenko used both an Amazon Echo Dot, and a Google Home device to answer a simple question: “what’s on my calendar for tonight?” Using the Echo first, the device dutifully read off the beginning of a calendar notification before passing the buck on to Google Home. From there, Google started, and then passed the buck right back.

Someone is getting trolled here, but I can’t decide who it is. Regardless, it’s funny and leaves me with just one thought: “why the hell didn’t I think of this?”

h/t John Siracusa

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