Amazon's Alexa just said a bunch of really dirty stuff to a child

Source: AP
Source: AP

Parents are concerned that Amazon Echo is turning kids into assholes. What they didn't know was that Alexa might narrate someone taking it in the asshole for their children.

There's a new video on YouTube in which a child asks Alexa to play something — the Mic team couldn't decide if he was asking for "dicker dicker," "digger digger," "tigger tigger" or "twinkle twinkle." My bet is Alexa heard the first option.

Alexa, great at listening, but not so great at discerning a child's voice from a grown adult, decided this toddler wanted to hear some porn.

When Alexa indicates that she is about to deliver some porn, you can hear the parents yelling "no no no no" as Alexa drops phrases like "hot chick" and "pussy anal dildo", the child staring blankly ahead, learning at a young age that you can't always trust the machines.

"This issue has been fixed, and we are working to build additional restrictions to prevent this from happening in the future," an Amazon spokesperson said in an email. "We have also contacted the customer to apologize."

Source: YouTube

December 30, 2016, 1:14 p.m.: This story has been updated.

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