Report: Parrot Used Alexa to Order Snacks from Amazon

Parrot eating snacks
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An African grey parrot used an Amazon Alexa-powered home assistant to order snacks while its owner was away, according to a report.

WFLA reported Sunday that the parrot’s owner “was shocked” after coming home to discover “that her Amazon account suddenly had pending orders for various snacks, including watermelon and ice cream and also a kettle.”

“I have to check the shopping list when I come in from work and cancel all the items he’s ordered,” she claimed, adding, “I’ve come home before and he has romantic music playing… He loves to dance and has the sweetest personality.”

It’s not the first case of a parrot interacting with a home assistant, with YouTube videos showing other parrots also interacting with Alexa.

Amazon’s Alexa-powered home assistants have been known to scare their owners, randomly laughing at people, and telling one crying woman, “It’s going to be OK,” after she lost her job.

In one incident, a device even recorded a family’s conversation and then sent it to a random contact, who told the family to immediately unplug the device.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington, or like his page at Facebook.


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