Amazon’s Alexa Tells 10-Year-Old Girl To Touch Plug Socket With Coin

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

29 Dec 2021

Amazon has apologized after a mother claimed an Alexa device told her 10-year-old daughter to place a coin on an exposed electrical outlet.

The young girl reportedly asked an Amazon Echo smart device to suggest a challenge for her. ivomec gold para humanos Alexa responded by offering a challenge that it had “found on the web”, the so-called “penny challenge”. ivermectin injection 1% pdf

The screenshot of the device’s activity log showed it had suggested the girl “plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny” to its exposed prongs giving the girl 20 seconds to perform the challenge.

The girl’s mother, Kristin Livdahl, described the incident on Twitter.

“We were doing some physical challenges, like laying down and rolling over holding a shoe on your foot, from a teacher on YouTube earlier. Bad weather outside. She just wanted another one.”

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.”