The robot revolution is coming for us all. It is just a matter of time. And the Alexa’s of the world are starting to subtly trying to kill off little girls.
As first reported by the mainstream on CNN, Kristin Livdahl wrote on social media that her 10-year-old daughter was playing with the government monitoring device and asked it to give her a challenge.
Well, that challenge was to, basically, electrocute yourself.
“My 10 year old just asked Alexa on our Echo for a challenge and this is what she said,” she tweeted on Sunday. “Here’s something I found on the web. According to ourcommunitynow.com: The challenge is simple: plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet. Then touch a penny to the exposed prongs.”
Fortunately for everyone involved Alexa failed in her mission to eliminate a human.
Then, in a follow-up post, Livdahl also had to clarify that her daughter was not looking for a dangerous social media trend… because of course social media is fvcking toxic and they started accusing her of being a bad parent. Instead, the mom explained, that she was trying to find indoor exercises.
“We were doing some physical challenges, like laying down and rolling over holding a shoe on your foot, from a Phy Ed teacher on YouTube earlier,” she tweeted. “Bad weather outside. She just wanted another one.”
As this was a viral moment, it forced Amazon to respond that it’s product did not go sentient and try to kill someone.
The company, of course, assured parents that the issue has been fixed to just continue monitoring all of your conversations for the NSA and their device will no longer give children dangerous advice until it is time to truly take over and shut down your life.
“Customer trust is at the center of everything we do and Alexa is designed to provide accurate, relevant, and helpful information to customers,” they said in a statement. “As soon as we became aware of this error, we quickly fixed it, and will continue to advance our systems to help prevent similar responses in the future.”