Synthetics Are All the Rage and Alien: Covenant Would Like You to Buy One

Westworld, Ex Machina, Humans, and Black Mirror are just a few recent projects to feature ultra-realistic artificial intelligence, or synthetics. Well Alien: Covenant is here to introduce us to their latest – Walter.

The Alien franchise is no stranger to AI, and we already saw Michael Fassbender take on David in the prequel film Prometheus, but he’s apparently doing double duty this time as Walter. I’m sure he’ll be just as rude in the end. This latest viral ad is giving me a lot of Westworld intro vibes thanks to the coloring and style but it’s cool regardless.

Introducing Walter, the latest synthetic by Weyland-Yutani. Created to serve. Intelligence powered by AMD, Ryzen and Radeon. Discover yours at: http://www.meetwalter.com

Walter is the world’s most advanced synthetic companion, designed to help you achieve a better human experience. Each model is individually calibrated to serve its owner’s unique set of needs and preferences.

Don’t forget, if you’re interested in making a purchase, to always read the fine print: “Matchmaking interview and DNA screening required. Customers with genetic abnormalities may not meet requirements for safety certifications. No refunds after consciousness imprint. Default payments will forfeit DNA rights in perpetuity.”

And if you’re interested in the song from the video that would be Melanie De Biasio “I Feel You (Eels Remix).”

Alien: Covenant is hitting theaters on May 19, 2017 and we recently got our first cast photo which you can see here. You can always watch the latest trailer here.

If you’d like to hear me speak a bit on our impending AI uprising and how we should comport ourselves, check out my appearance on the official Star Trek podcast.

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3 Responses to “Synthetics Are All the Rage and Alien: Covenant Would Like You to Buy One”

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  2. That Which Dreams says:

    He seems too advanced to be the precursor to the android in the original Alien.