DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. BuzzFeed is reporting on a freaky moment at a tech conference. A representative from Qualcomm was saying that smart speakers can recommend hotels and restaurants.
(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)
ALEXA: No, that's not true.
GREENE: It is not clear why Alexa chimed in there. And is this really funny? I mean, I've been scared of technology since HAL's voice in "2001: A Space Odyssey." Let's just end this segment.
(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY")
DOUGLAS RAIN: (As HAL) I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
GREENE: Oh, God. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.