A mother is talking about a dangerous experience involving Amazon Alexa and her child.
According to a tweet by Kristin Livdahl, her 10-year-old asked Alexa for a challenge.
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Alexa reportedly told the child to plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet and then touch a penny to the exposed prongs.
That is the so-called “penny challenge” that went viral on TikTok last year.
Amazon says it has since fixed the issue with Alexa.
In a statement, the company says it will continue to advance its systems to help prevent similar responses in the future.
OMFG My 10 year old just asked Alexa on our Echo for a challenge and this is what she said. pic.twitter.com/HgGgrLbdS8— Kristin Livdahl (@klivdahl) December 26, 2021