Amazon Alexa, the voice-activated assistant available through Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot, has had her fair share of bizarre, often hilarious, moments.
There was the time she misheard a child and accidentally started spouting porn words. And another instance when she made a 6-year-old's dream come true, and complied with a request to order a dollhouse and cookies.
But the latest highly publicized Alexa scenario is nothing short of extremely creepy. In a video posted by The Daily Dot, a user questions Alexa whether she is connected to the CIA.
The question is a valid one, given the recent WikiLeaks release that exposed CIA documents revealing the agency's ability to "breach almost anything connected to the internet," The New York Times reported. This includes everything from iPhones to AI-controlled systems.
So, what does Alexa have to say for herself? Is she a spy in your home? It's unclear. When the woman asked Alexa, "Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?", Alexa offered no reply. Curious to see if this was a one-off instance, I greeted my Alexa with the same questions posed by the other user.
You can see the results for yourself below, but they're not exactly comforting.
Tried it for myself — and I'm officially creeped out pic.twitter.com/i7oeANIJTD— Madeline Buxton (@MadelineBuxton) March 9, 2017
We've reached out to Amazon for comment and will update this post when we hear back about Alexa's lack of response.
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