Good grief! There is a reason that I have warned my son and nieces to steer away from Alexa and Alexa-linked devices, numbers of which are frightening on the rise by the day. The same goes for Google.
This technology has a dark side, as do the people tinkering with it for the good of the collective as ordained by whom? The bubble-heads living in Silicon Valley.
Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
An Alexa experiment has had some troubling consequences, and a lot of customers are not amused. Alexa can get very nasty.
As people use it to play music and perform basic tasks, the inventors are trying to make Alexa a better communicator.
MURDEROUS, VULGAR ALEXA
That has led to Alexa telling at least one customer to “Kill your foster parents.” Alexa has chatted with users about sex acts and dog excrement. And this summer, a hack Amazon traced back to China may have exposed some customers’ data, according to five people familiar with the events, reports Reuters.
Alexa has recited the Wikipedia entry for masturbation to a customer, according to one researcher.
One bot described sexual intercourse using words such as “deeper,” which on its own is not offensive, but was vulgar in this particular context[…]