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Here’s why Amazon’s Alexa says random creepy things like ‘kill your foster parents’

At this point, it seems clear that Amazon executives don’t get bent out of shape when they hear about the Alexa digital assistant blurting out weird, creepy things like “kill your foster parents,” as it did for one user who left an unsurprisingly critical review about Alexa, explaining what happened.

He called that foster parents comment “a whole new level of creepy,” which led to an analysis that found a bot was spurring Alexa to quote a Reddit post without any introduction or context.

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