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Amazon Echo and Google Home Smart Assistants Scare Owners with Unprompted Statements

By Charlie Nash | 10 October 2018

BREITBART — Amazon Echo and Google Home A.I. assistant devices are scaring their owners with unprompted statements.

According to the Wall Street Journal, one Echo owner “was sitting on her bed crying one day after having just quit her job, listening to music, when she said she heard a voice tell her, ‘It’s going to be OK.’”

“The words might have been comforting had she not heard them from Alexa — Amazon.com Inc.’s voice assistant which powers the Echo Dot speaker on her nightstand,” the Journal declared. […]

Other [users’ reported] instances have included smart devices shouting expletives, randomly laughing, and recording family conversations before sending the recording to random contacts.

In August, it was revealed that Amazon’s virtual assistants are vulnerable to hijacking, while the company has been trying to expand the use of its devices wherever possible, including in hotel roomshome utilities, and for children.

This week, Facebook also announced its own assistant to compete with Amazon and Google.

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