News anchor accidentally triggers Amazon Alexa to place online order for viewer
By: Keleigh Nealon, Buzz60
Amazon's voice service, Alexa, reportedly ordering products for users just from overhearing conversations, first in real life and then on TV.
Initially, Alexa ordered a KidKraft Sparkle mansion dollhouse when it heard a six-year-old girl ask her parents for one, The Verge reports.
When that story later aired on a local morning show in San Diego, Alexas in viewers' homes picked apparently up a comment from CW6 News anchor Jim Patton.
Patton said, "I love the little girl, saying, 'Alexa ordered me a dollhouse,'" and that reportedly led the devices to start placing orders too.
The anchor told The Verge his station isn't sure how many people the broadcast affected.
However, for Alexa users who aren't finding the mix-up too comical, they can require a code to prevent voice ordering.
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