Increasingly, virtual assistants have become an integral part of the lives of millions of users, making their lives easier in many situations. However, sometimes they end up “chattering” too much, ruining unique moments.
That’s exactly what happened with Lizzy Nuttal, who saw her Christmas surprise for her daughter
years ruined by Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa.
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Lizzy took advantage of Black Friday’s big discounts to buy Christmas gift for your 10 daughter, Alice. According to Nuttal, she had not stopped talking about the Instax camera for months. Thanks to the big discounts, I was finally going to be able to surprise your daughter.
However, the virtual assistant Alexa managed to completely ruin the surprise. Seeing that Alexa had a new message, she activated it without even thinking it could be related to her daughter’s gift.
To her surprise, Alexa immediately began to “spread to the seven winds” that the “Instax Camera” order was coming. Lizzy still tried to talk over the virtual assistant, but was unsuccessful in hiding her daughter’s surprise.
Christmas gift notification should never have reached Alexa
Much controversy has already been generated about the amount of information aggregated by virtual assistants, especially since they have gained access to just about everything you do on your computer and smartphone.
But this large concentration of information becomes even more serious when these “friends” decide to start spreading this information out loud.
To avoid problems , Amazon has assured its users that as of 17 November, any orders that may be related to Christmas will not be revealed by Alexa. Clearly, this functionality is not working as well as it should.