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Watch Amazon Alexa and Google Home enter AI hell

by Todd Haselton | December 21, 2016December 21, 2016 4:00 pm PDT

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While Amazon Alexa, Siri, Google Home and Cortana can be useful for helping us track calendar events, control our smart homes, play music and more, they can also be pretty stupid. The video below is a perfect and hilarious example of that.

One user has his Amazon Echo read back his calendar events, one of which is an appointment that asks Google Home the same question. The loop continues endlessly, with each artificial intelligence assistant looping in a calendar event query hell. It’s pretty funny, watching what amounts to two dumb robot voices talking with one another endlessly.

Is Jarvis smarter?

I wonder if Mark Zuckerberg’s assistant, which is named Jarvis and sounds like Morgan Freeman, would fall for the same trick? A simple fix would be smart voice recognition, so my guess is that Jarvis isn’t as dumb. Funny.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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