Courtesy of Bleeding Cool’s own Danielle Mick:
In a brilliant marketing scheme in order to promote their Alexa-based products, Amazon stationed an escape room experience at New York Comic Con. The room was themed after Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
Unfortunately, I can not give you the secrets of our miraculous escape, of which we have a proud slot on the leaderboards for our swift puzzle-solving skills — but I can leave a glowing review of the difficulty and detail that went into our assignment. The actors were in character the entire time, and Alexa played one hell of a role herself. Both of the products (Amazon Echo and Amazon Show) served multiple purposes and were quick to respond.
(How soon before AI takes over the world?)
It was a super enjoyable experience and it was absolutely worth the wait. I was taken away from my group and became an isolated hostage, where I was forced to solve puzzles by myself while handcuffed to a chair. Ultimately, the strangers and friends that I worked with were an amazing group of people and I had a blast testing out the products and becoming a full-time member of the CIA.