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Artist Brian Kane Turned a Billy Bass Fish into an Amazon Alexa Assistant

 - Nov 12, 2016
References: digitalbuzzblog
The Big Mouth Billy Bass fish trophy came into popularity in the late 90s and early 2000s as an animatronic prop that sings kitschy cover songs. While the talking fish remains just a fond memory for many that lives on in pop culture, artist Brian Kane recently turned the Billy Bass fish into a useful AI tool for today.

In addition to producing many of its own Alexa-enabled devices, Amazon made it possible for third-party companies to create Alexa-enabled devices through a developer portal. As such, the Billy Bass fish was transformed into Amazon Alexa using a RasberryPi processing unit and the Alexa API.

When asked "Alexa, what's the weather?" the reworked talking fish trophy is able to give an accurate update on local weather conditions.