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Weird Behavior by Alexa when you say the word Pity in just the right way

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Throttleneck, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Throttleneck

    Throttleneck Tele-Afflicted

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    Often, when I go to bed I ask Alexa to play a song name that I just randomly come up with. I don't eve know if it is a real song title.

    I did that last night

    Alexa replied "I don't know that one."

    I said "pity"
    Alexa said Asteroid.

    I went what? So I said pity again and Alexa said:"Do you want to play the song Pity?"

    And I was very confused.

    It turns out you have to say Pity with a particular tone. And if you do Alexa replies Asteroid. Otherwise she says something different.

    Why in the world is this true!


     
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  2. Throttleneck

    Throttleneck Tele-Afflicted

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    Different machine

     
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    what a strange world you live in! When I go to bed I just put the radio on,
     
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    alexa is a woman. have you ever seen a woman that is easy to figure out?
     
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    I snore and Alexa turns my TV on in the middle of the night. Grrrrrrrrr.
     
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    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    . . . unplug Alexa
     
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    Maybe an asteroid is heading toward earth... that would be a pity.
     
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    So much for artificial intelligence!
     
  11. Throttleneck

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    I guess it is just me but I think it is really weird that Alexia is clearly programmed to respond to a particular word in a particular way.
     
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