Alexa Tells 10-Year-Old Girl to Touch Live Plug With Penny

BBC News:

Amazon has updated its Alexa voice assistant after it “challenged” a 10-year-old girl to touch a coin to the prongs of a half-inserted plug. The suggestion came after the girl asked Alexa for a “challenge to do”.

“Plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed prongs,” the smart speaker said.

Amazon said it fixed the error as soon as the company became aware of it.

Tell me again how far ahead of Siri Alexa is. These assistants are all deeply flawed.

Tuesday, 28 December 2021