Close to the finish of a Mr. Robot episode two years ago, FBI agent Dominique DiPierro, played by Grace Gummer, lies on the bed of her New York City apartment. Her Amazon Echo device, with Alexa voice capability, is on a small table nearby. DiPierro asks a series of questions, each answered within a few seconds by Alexa in a soothing female tone. The camerawork shifts from bed to table and back with each question and answer. The final question: “Alexa, do you love me?” Cut to the table. Big pause … and no answer.
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