2001 A Space Odyssey

Unexplained Monolith Discovered in Rural Utah’s Red Rock Country

Unexplained Monolith Discovered in Rural Utah’s Red Rock Country

Officers from the Utah Department of Public Safety discovered a shiny metallic monolith in rural Utah’s Red Rock Country on November 18 while surveying big horn sheep by helicopter. The monolith has drawn comparisons to the black monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the helicopter…

The Pop Culture Robots that Influenced Smart Voice Assistants

The Pop Culture Robots that Influenced Smart Voice Assistants

Last year, nearly one third of Australian adults owned a smart speaker device allowing them to call on “Alexa” or “Siri”. Now, with more time spent indoors due to COVID-19, smart voice assistants may be playing even bigger roles in people’s lives. But not everyone embraces them. In our paper…