Written by Ashley Koh

Amazon Echo is now the creepiest technology in the market. The device’s virtual assistant, Alexa mistakenly heard a series of commands over words that were spoken while the woman was having a conversation with her husband that sent the recorded message to someone on their contacts lists without them knowing. The woman from Portland, Oregon, disconnected her devices and contacted Amazon, which prompted an investigation. Amazon explained in a statement, that the device ‘woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like “Alexa”, and that the subsequent conversation was heard as a send message request’. This has not been the first time the Amazon Echo misheard commands when many spooked users reported Alexa laughing at random times earlier in March.


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