Alexa! What the hell are you doing?!? Why Amazon’s personal assistant needs more smarts

Funny! They should add voice recognition so that only the owner of “Alexa” can give her commands…

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Alexa voice search is the pride of Amazon Echo, the e-tailer’s smart home hub.  It’s convenient to use, but unfortunately, this ease of use could also be the device’s greatest downfall.

National Public Radio (NPR) delves deep into how the Amazon Echo works during its Weekend Edition in late February. During the program, an ad for Amazon Echo was played to demonstrate how Alexa works. Throughout the interview, guest Hiawatha Bray explained what else Alexa can do.

Unfortunately, the constant mention of Alexa woke up the Amazon Echoes of NPR listeners. The listeners wrote to the program informing them their Amazon Echoes were listening during the program, and some of the devices went a little crazy.

Because of this, the show did a follow up and host Rachel Martin even dedicated it to Alexa.

“OK. Go ahead and turn up the volume because this update is for you, Alexa. Last week, we talked about Alexa, the voice-activated assistant that operates on a speaker sold by…

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