The new Anki Vector robot is smart enough to just hang out

We’re very intentionally not positioning this as a competitor to Alexa. […] We have a thesis that “characterful” utility is going to trump basic utility because there’s a lot of cases where that’s going to be a more enjoyable form of interaction.

Alexa and other voice assistants have never appealed to me, but this sounds adorable and I totally want one.

Fiona Voss @fiona