Amazon’s Alexa advised child to touch penny to live electrical plug, report says

Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant recommended that a 10-year-old girl touch a penny to the prongs of a plug partially inserted into an electrical outlet, the BBC announced Tuesday.

Amazon said in an explanation that it “quickly fixed” the mistake that permitted Alexa to propose the test and that the organization is “taking steps to help prevent something similar from happening again.”

The child purportedly asked an Amazon Echo smart gadget to recommend a challenge for her. Alexa reacted by offering a challenge that it had “found on the web.” An alleged “penny challenge” circulated earlier this year, a hazardous trick that risks electrical fires and injuries.

Amazon’s Echo products, which are worked by voice orders made to Alexa, are among the most well known smart-home gadgets. Be that as it may, Amazon and Alexa have gone under analysis previously, particularly over privacy.