Amazon Alexa slammed for giving lethal challenge to 10-year-old girl

An Amazon Echo owner was left shocked after Alexa proposed a dangerous challenge to her ten-year-old daughter.

AI-powered virtual assistants like Alexa that power smart devices and speakers such as Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap, come with a plethora of capabilities. These include enabling the users to play simple verbal games or request “challenges” on demand.

A ‘shocking’ challenge

When sitting idle, such as during the holidays, it wouldn’t be unusual for an Amazon Echo owner to ask Alexa, “tell me a challenge to do.”

Typically such an auditory request has the AI prompting the user with a quiz question or a similar brainstorming activity.

But that wasn’t the case for Kristin Livdahl’s ten-year-old girl who was proposed a rather lethal challenge:

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