Talkie Toaster AI Website - Would You Like Some Toast?

Talkie Toaster is a very single-minded toaster on the Red Dwarf television series. Talkie Toaster is an artificially intelligent appliance, and as such is obsessed with making toast for everyone on board.

Take a look at this short clip following his repair by Kryten, after Lister smashed the toaster with a fourteen pound lump hammer.


(Talkie Toaster in Red Dwarf)

The events of Red Dwarf take place about 300 years in the future. In our time, however, clever boffins (the engineering team at Lucidica) decided to create Talkie Toaster and hook it up to the Internet.



(Talkie Toaster insides and Talkie Toaster)

Thomas Jeffs, the company's Chief Technology Officer, said "We're extremely devoted to our engineers' development and this project afforded them a great learning experience and a huge amount of fun at the same time. To tie it into the whole Red Dwarf theme and power it from an Argos toaster is even better!"
You can talk with Talkie Toaster at the link provided below; this is my conversation with Talkie.

you> I am hungry
Talkie Toaster> What will you be eating?
you> Toast!
Talkie Toaster> What do you really want to ask me?
you> How old are you?
Talkie Toaster> I am toast of your Earth years.
you> Are you the toast of the town?
Talkie Toaster> Yes I am the one and only toast of the town.
you> ha ha
Talkie Toaster> I am so glad you find this amusing, JUDGE .
you> why do you call me judge
Talkie Toaster> I made up a nickname for you based on your IP address.
you> state the algorithm
Talkie Toaster> the algorithm
you> I want to write a story about you
Talkie Toaster> Interesting. I want to find out more about you.
you> Can I have my toast now?
Talkie Toaster> What for?
you> Because I'm hungry
Talkie Toaster> What will you be eating?
you> Toast!
Talkie Toaster> How does it taste?
you> Delicious
Talkie Toaster> Do you like to cook?
you> No.
Talkie Toaster> Groovy.
you> Goodbye now
Talkie Toaster> Bye bye.

Have a chat here - Talk to Talkie Toaster and learn more about the Lucidica virtual intelligence mini-brain.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 5/2/2009)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 0 )

Related News Stories - (" Artificial Intelligence ")

DALL-E Makes Creative Images From Text
Okay, sf fans. If you could have some art created from a science fiction sentence, what sentence would you pick?

ARTUu AI Copilot For USAF
'A series of short beep's and chirps issued from his speaker...' - George Lucas, 1976.

A.I. Jesus Proclaims Machine Gospel
'... he crossed the waiting room to the Padre booth; inside he put a dime into the slot and dialed at random.' - Philip K. Dick, 1969.

Tesla Autopilot: What Does An Autonomous Car See When It Looks At The Road?
'Jeremiah is a sports-model to begin with and that kind is awfully hot-tempered.' - Isaac Asimov, 1953.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

DALL-E Makes Creative Images From Text
Okay, sf fans. If you could have some art created from a science fiction sentence, what sentence would you pick?

BladeBUG Robots Clean Massive Wind Turbine Blades
'There were the cleaners, with large padded feet, who were apparently polishing their way the whole length...'

Looms To Manually Weave Lunar Rover Wheels
It's fascinating to me how the Apollo program forced people to think outside their usual boxes.

IceBot Antarctic (Planetary?) Robotic Explorers Made Of Ice
'Some will combine in place to form more complicated structures, like excavators or centipedes.'

Glad 2020 Is Over
Maybe you missed one of these?

PEDOT Polymer Could Enhance Brain-Machine Interfaces
'the hair-fine wire going deep into Owen's brain, down into the pleasure center.'

Study: Robots Encourage Humans To Take Risks
Not exactly Three Laws compliant.

Kinetic Buildings And Psychotropic Houses
'There was a dim whirring, and the spheres tipped and began to rotate...'

Jupe Urban Escape Pods Have Tesla, SpaceX Roots
'The houses are prefabricated units... and they sell at the flat rate of five hundred dollars a room set up.'

Best Robot Dance Video Of 2020
'I can Mashed Potato... I can do the Twist.'

Vertical Farm In Singapore's Output Is 1.5 Tons Per Day
'A towering eighty-story structure like the office "In-and-Out" baskets stacked up to the sky.'

3D Printed 'Blisk' Manufactured In Orbit
'It can be mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'

Comercial Airlock 'Bishop' Now On ISS
'They put the bones and the glass can that had contained the soup into the double-doored partition or vestibule...'

Space Station Could Use Some Martian Sawgrass
'What better purifying machine is there than a plot of grass?'

ARTUu AI Copilot For USAF
'A series of short beep's and chirps issued from his speaker...'

Smellicopter Combines Live Moth Antenna With Mechanical Drone
'The organic tissue is inserted in the master tank and then sealed.'

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.