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December 29, 2021


Amazon updates Alexa after AI assistant tells 10-year-old to put penny into electrical plugs

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson and Rod Nunley)


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Tik Tok Alexa strikes again!

This is just a beginning of AI's breaking bad. Don't people watch movies like, I Robot, to understand what is going on? We here in Flathead County knew this was going to happen when we ditched analog, landlines, and stopped writing letters with stamps on the envelope. Oh, the humanity!

I suppose it would be worse if Penny was the name of his hamster.


I think Alexa broke this law:

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

For what it's worth.

Burt Macklin, FBI---Unfortunately, when a robot goes bad and breaks the prime directive, it will be a very accomplished outlaw. Is the FBI planning to hire robots to round up evil robots? I mean like, what could go wrong?

Who was Tommy Bolin, the lead singer in the aforementioned Lexis composition? Thanks for asking. Although He did not write the song, Alexis, Tommy Bolin sang lead on the song. Who the *HELL* is Tommy Bolin, you ask? Tommy Bolin is singing lead and playing a Gibson Flying V here. Now you know.

I had a vintage Gibson Flying V at one time. Probably worth about what that Elvi Rhineston Flying V Jockstrap is worth about now.

There's more you should know. In case anyone asks.

It was for educational purposes. The child will learn not to do anything stupid after hearing voices telling you something.

Smph! Back in my day, it was Uncle Bob who told the kids to do that. Nowadays it's all about your fancy schmancy electronic social-gizmo.

That Alexa, what a kidder! I like when she answers a question, then follows it up by saying, "By the way, squirrels make excellent house pets. Would you like me to summon a squirrel into your home?" I haven't taken her up on it yet.

MOTW, one of my cousins did it without encouragement/provocation when he was about four years old.

Unsurprisingly, he eventually became a master electrician.

My nephew peed on an AC outlet when young, he found the experience shocking!

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