Amazon’s Alexa told child to touch penny to live electrical plug, report says

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Amazon‘s Alexa digital assistant suggested that a 10-year-old girl touch a penny to the prongs of a plug partially inserted into an electrical outlet, the BBC reported Tuesday.

Amazon said in a statement that it “quickly fixed” the error that allowed Alexa to suggest the challenge and that the company is “taking steps to help prevent something similar from happening again.”

  • Source: CNet
  • December 29, 2021
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