Amazon says it's made some changes to Alexa after the digital assistant told a young girl to "stick a penny in a wall socket"...
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The girl's mother, Kristin Livdahl, shared her story in a Twitter thread.
She says her 10-year-old daughter asked Alexa to 'Tell me a challenge to do'. Alexa's answer: "Here's something I found on the web... The challenge is simple: plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed prongs".
Fortunately, the girl knew better than to go along with the challenge!
Amazon quickly followed up and says it "took swift action" to fix the error.
"Customer trust is at the center of everything we do and Alexa is designed to provide accurate, relevant, and helpful information to customers," a company spokesperson told Insider. "As soon as we became aware of this error, we quickly fixed it, and are taking steps to help prevent something similar from happening again."
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