From: GeekWire - Funny video: Amazon Echo misunderstands young boy, accidentally talks about porn

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Alexa has a naughty side.

A new YouTube video on top of the site’s “trending” list features an adorable kid who accidentally causes Amazon’s virtual assistant to spew off some dirty porn-related phrases.

The young boy, playing with an Echo Dot — the smaller, cheaper version of the original Echo device — asks Alexa to “play tickle tickle,” or something along those lines.

Alexa responds, but misunderstands and asks the boy if he’d like to hear a station related to “porn detective” and “hot chick amateur.” His family starts saying “no!!” before Alexa continues with references to “pussy” and “anal.” Eventually his relatives yell “Alexa, stop!”

Video is slightly NSFW:

Daily Dot noted that Alexa thought the boy was asking for a 2012 comedy ringtone collection called “Porn Detected!”

One YouTube commenter has a conspiracy theory: “YouTube put this video as the #1 trending to secretly sabotage Amazon Echo and entice people to buy Google Home.”

Amazon said this holiday season was the best ever for its devices, with the Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers leading the way. Amazon did not give specific numbers, but the company said it sold “millions” of Echo devices, more than nine times as many as last year.

The company has been called the “accidental” early winner in the voice-controlled home, leading Google, Apple, and others with surprisingly strong sales of Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices that play music, answer queries, control smart home devicesplay games with users, set timers, and much more.

While Alexa has improved since debuting a few years ago, the viral video shows that the AI-powered assistant is not quite perfect.

The Echo was in the mainstream news last week after police in Arkansas issued a warrant requiring Amazon to hand over audio recordings and other records for an Echo belonging to a suspect in a murder case.

Alexa will be a hot topic at CES next week. Follow GeekWire’s coverage from Las Vegas here.

***SYNDICATED*** Check out this ComputerMagazine.com Syndicated article at it's original source and read more HERE: http://www.geekwire.com/2016/funny-video-amazon-echo-misunderstands-young-boy-accidentally-talks-porn/ * From: GeekWire * Reposted by: Computer Magazine * --- Chris Swearingin, Editor-in-Chief

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