Tuesday, 24 May 2011
We pay a visit to our old friend Professor Simon Sommerville in his underground laboratory in the Faculty of Food and Aeronautics at the University of Central Calrissian to check on the progress of his Fridge of the Future ‘Fridge 209’.
“We have had some teething problems” explained Colonel Sommerville “Fridge 209 tends to over stock itself with Chicken Dippers. As such its recipes and menu suggestions are fairly limited” Lord Sommerville went on to say “Fridge 209 sent me a text message late one night earlier this week. It was garbled and looked more like swear words than a temperature update but it does show that we have achieved some reasonable level of AI function. Bizarrely, the next morning, we found sixteen empty Stella Artois cans hidden in its salad drawer – Hiccups are to be expected with a project this ambitious”
We shall be returning to check on developments with Sir Simon and his Fridge of the Future in the coming months so ‘watch this column’.
Reporter – Catharine Scat-Harness