Amazon Alexa gave a ten-year-old girl a hair-raising tip

How not to blindly rely on the tips of smart assistants is well exemplified by the case of a ten-year-old American girl who received a real Russian roulette tip from Amazon Alexa.

The cautious use of smart assistants is warned by a Christmas story that could have ended in tragedy – the two protagonists are a ten-year-old American girl and an Amazon Alexa assistant locked in an Echo smartphone, willing to suggest a “challenge” to a bored child after YouTube. tired of the gymnastics streamed from.

The BBC reported that the little girl was then literally suggested by the assistant to have one plug the mobile charger halfway into an electrical outlet and touch the exposed metal parts with a coin.

The little girl’s mother, who witnessed the scene with her eyes and ears, admitted at first that she couldn’t believe her ears and then desperately tried to yell at the assistant to finish the monologue immediately.

Assistants like Alex obviously don’t invent similar jokes on their own, or contrary to many people’s beliefs, they don’t want to kill anyone willingly, so the above penny challenge already has its own little subculture on TikTok, presumably dug out of the internet at the girl’s request. the voice assistant.

Amazon immediately changed the operating algorithm of the system as soon as it learned of the incident and apologized to the family concerned.


Source: HWSW Informatikai Hírmagazin by www.hwsw.hu.

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