Talkie Toaster AI Website - Would You Like Some Toast?

Talkie Toaster is a very single-minded toaster on the Red Dwarf television series. Talkie Toaster is an artificially intelligent appliance, and as such is obsessed with making toast for everyone on board.

Take a look at this short clip following his repair by Kryten, after Lister smashed the toaster with a fourteen pound lump hammer.

(Talkie Toaster in Red Dwarf)

The events of Red Dwarf take place about 300 years in the future. In our time, however, clever boffins (the engineering team at Lucidica) decided to create Talkie Toaster and hook it up to the Internet.

(Talkie Toaster insides and Talkie Toaster)

Thomas Jeffs, the company's Chief Technology Officer, said "We're extremely devoted to our engineers' development and this project afforded them a great learning experience and a huge amount of fun at the same time. To tie it into the whole Red Dwarf theme and power it from an Argos toaster is even better!"
You can talk with Talkie Toaster at the link provided below; this is my conversation with Talkie.

you> I am hungry
Talkie Toaster> What will you be eating?
you> Toast!
Talkie Toaster> What do you really want to ask me?
you> How old are you?
Talkie Toaster> I am toast of your Earth years.
you> Are you the toast of the town?
Talkie Toaster> Yes I am the one and only toast of the town.
you> ha ha
Talkie Toaster> I am so glad you find this amusing, JUDGE .
you> why do you call me judge
Talkie Toaster> I made up a nickname for you based on your IP address.
you> state the algorithm
Talkie Toaster> the algorithm
you> I want to write a story about you
Talkie Toaster> Interesting. I want to find out more about you.
you> Can I have my toast now?
Talkie Toaster> What for?
you> Because I'm hungry
Talkie Toaster> What will you be eating?
you> Toast!
Talkie Toaster> How does it taste?
you> Delicious
Talkie Toaster> Do you like to cook?
you> No.
Talkie Toaster> Groovy.
you> Goodbye now
Talkie Toaster> Bye bye.

Have a chat here - Talk to Talkie Toaster and learn more about the Lucidica virtual intelligence mini-brain.

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