I hate how much I love this talking AI robot dog

Spot, the robot dog, wearing a mini safety helmet
(Image credit: Screenshot via Boston Dynamics YouTube)

Boston Dynamics has found a way to make its beloved Spot robot even more cursed – this time, by giving it a voice. The loosely dog-like robot is capable of a multitude of feats, from sniff tests and safety enforcement to initiating 'dance party' mode, but has lacked the ability to communicate – until now. 

While it might feel like a Black Mirror episode has come to life, Boston Dynamic's engineers have ensured that the experiment is simply an internal exploration into the capabilities of AI Foundation Models, so currently, it seems that they won't be initiating a robodog uprising any time soon. (AI advancement isn't the end of the world, take a look at our collection of the best AI productivity tools to make AI work for you). 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.