“I think that Alexa was listening to something and sent me a message that, um, you probably didn’t want me to hear.”

Amazon: “Alexa is only looking for the wake word and then, ‘Alexa, send a message to,’ and their name.”

I do believe that’s honestly the intent; I’ve also seen continuing examples of absurd results from speech recognition. Even not considering machines, people mis-hear what others say, but you can at least hope they have some judgment about what might be a mistake contextually. It’s hard to expect that kind of judgment from a machine.


Cary man says ‘Alexa’ disclosed private conversation :: WRAL.com

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