Google patents Battlestar Galacticas Muffit

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Google hat ein Patent auf ein „anthropomorphic Device“ angemeldet, mit Sprach- und Gesichtserkennung und Mediacenter- und SmartHome-Funktionen. Und damit haben sie nichts anderes als Muffit, den supercreepy Hundebot aus Battlestar Galactica erfunden, der mir als Kind bereits eine Scheißangst eingejagt hat – und jetzt gibt's den wirklich! Fuck you, Google!

The firm has published a patent that describes devices that would turn their heads towards users and listen to what they were saying, before sending commands to remote computer servers. The three-year old patent was spotted recently by the legal technology firm SmartUp. It described the proposal as "one of Google's creepiest patents yet".

Privacy campaigners have also raised concerns. A spokeswoman for Google was unable to say whether this was a product the firm might develop and sell.

BBC: Google patents 'creepy' internet toys to run the home (Danke Marco!)