At this point, most major artificial intelligence assistants -- Siri, Alexa, Cortana, etc. -- live in either your phone or some sort of cylindrical speaker device in your home. A new device, however, packs a helpful "AI-powered" computer and virtual assistant right into a high-tech version of a common household object: a mirror. And, well, it looks like something in Tony Stark's house.
The sleek, 27-inch touchscreen mirror is called Duo, and according to its creators, you can use it to control your lights, stream videos, listen to music, play games, and more via voice commands and touch gestures with native apps. The display was designed to resemble a typical framed mirror and comes in at 1.9mm thick, while weighing 8lbs. It connects to the internet and other devices with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
As you can see in an introductory video detailing the device (shown above), many of its functions are powered by a new AI assistant called Albert, which you can customize by changing its name, gender, and accent, according to a report by Mashable. Like other virtual assistants, you can ask it for the current weather, the latest news, and upcoming events on your calendar. The device has nothing on J.A.R.V.I.S., though.