Behold the Amazon Echo Look, which the company is billing as a "hands-free camera style assistant," but which could, before you know it, end up being a creepy talking robot that watches your every move.
Trying not to make any reference to 2001's HAL, Wired delves into the troubling possibilities presented by the intersection of machine learning, corporate greed, and a camera you allow to take photographs of you in your bedroom every day.
For the fashion-conscious and insecure, Amazon explains, "With Echo Look, you can take full-length photos of your daily look using just your voice.
The built-in LED lighting and depth-sensing camera let you blur the background to make your outfits pop, giving you clean, shareable photos." And then it's the Style Check feature that offers advice on which outfit to choose based on "current trends." But, Wired asks, what if the Echo Look's mandate ever changes, and it notices, through its machine-learning smarts, other things about your living space, or things you like based on the posters on your wall.