The Funniest Responses from Amazon Echo So Far
Amazon Echo hasn’t been around that long yet, but we’ve already heard some really funny and interesting responses to our questions.
Amazon Echo may still be a new device, but it’s already found a new purpose in addition to answering our commands and deepest questions: it’s a comedian. Amazon Echo owners may even have more fun asking and saying outlandish things to the device than actually using the device how it’s intended to be used. Owners are discovering new, hilarious responses from Amazon Echo every day — and putting them online for us all to enjoy.
What Should You Ask Alexa?
Some of the more popular things to say to Amazon Echo are: “What are the four laws of robotics?” and “You’re a piece of crap!” Many owners find it amusing that Amazon Echo is thankful for hearing helpful feedback. Many users also love saying, “Alexa, tell me a random fact!” — consider this to be an updated approach to Google-searching, in that it allows users to learn some new information immediately.
Still, there are so many different things you can say, and so many different responses you’ll receive — you just know there’s someone who has received a pat on the back at Amazon for securing all the free advertising for Amazon’s slick AI friend.
Alexa Listens to the News
Perhaps the funniest thing that’s happened so far, however, was the mass ordering of dollhouses. It all happened when CW6 news anchor, Jim Patton, discussed a story about Alexa on the news. The news anchor was talking about a girl who ordered some things with the family’s Amazon Echo. He said, “I love the little girl saying, ‘Alexa ordered me a dollhouse.’” Patton’s comment prompted all Echo-owning viewers to have Alexa order them a dollhouse.
Alexa is Smarter Than You May Think
Someone also discovered that Alexa understands many movie references such as, “What happens if you cross the streams?” from Ghostbusters — and many more beyond that classic reference. Want to test Amazon’s Alexa? Try out a popular or obscure movie quote and see if Alexa knows it. Chances are, she will provide the proper response — so make sure to have your phone ready to catch it as it happens.
It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out, as we continue to discover more information that Alexa has been programmed to know and respond to, and of course as Amazon continues to keep their device hip and up to date. There are already plenty of discoveries that have been made — and more still to discover.