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A 10 Year Old Was Told By Amazon’s Alexa To Touch A Penny To An Electric Socket

Y’all, what in the actual world??

I know a lot of you have these devices in your home, I don’t so I’m not very familiar with how they work.

After hearing about this situation, I hope that you will monitor your children while they use these devices because this could have gone so badly!

My 10 year old just asked Alexa on our Echo for a challenge and this is what she said…

Kristin Livdahl tweeted on Sunday

The Alexa device responded with a very dangerous suggestion.

Here’s something I found on the web. According to ourcommunitynow.com: The challenge is simple: plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed prongs.

Alexa’s response

I am so glad that this mother was there to prevent anything from happening to her child.

The challenge is called the ‘penny challenge’ and was all over social media last year, especially on TikTok.

I know a boy that once stuck a screwdriver into a power outlet and he had to go to the ER and get his heart shocked back into rhythm.

This is extremely dangerous and I can’t believe this was suggested as a challenge.

According to Amazon, they have fixed this particular issue… but what else is Alexa suggesting?

Customer trust is at the center of everything we do and Alexa is designed to provide accurate, relevant, and helpful information to customers. As soon as we became aware of this error, we quickly fixed it, and will continue to advance our systems to help prevent similar responses in the future.

Spokesperson for Amazon told CNN

Hug those kids, it’s a scary world!