We’ve heard about her creepy laugh, but this may be the first reported instance of her tattling on her masters family. In what Amazon calls an “unlikely but possible” string of events one Echo device recorded a family’s private conversation and sent recording to contact.
Apparently, the device interpreted a word in the background conversation as ‘Alexa,’ prompting her to wakeup and take notice. She then it interpreted the ensuing words in the conversation as a send message.
Alexa’s query, ‘To whom? ‘ went unheard among the conversants, and she (Alexa) interpreted a word among in the conversation as the name of a saved family contact. Asking for confirmation (‘ ________, right?’) she interpreted, among the following words, a confirming, ‘right.’
Then did what she believes was told to do.
Amazon’s statement : “As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely.“
Having surpassed it’s Kickstarter goal, NEMO, the underwater drone, may be coming to a watering hole near you.
This underwater drone (and competitors like it) seems to be marketed towards two groups: the first are the wannabee Scuba enthusiasts, who don’t want to get wet. The second are those weekendanglers who find fishing too taxing and unpredictable (because sitting in a boat and waiting is already arduous enough).
Mark Rober‘s lost a wallet was never returned to him (it’s happened to us all, at sometime). This event sent him on a mission to query the nature of people; are people more likely to return a wallet if they’re
So he enlisted some strangers across the country to conduct a pseudo-scientific experiment, dropping 200 wallets and measuring the return rate.
His results surprised him so I won’t add any spoilers. The video is well shot, short and his delivery is quick, and lively*.
*I thought about posting this on my personal page, but I really liked his fun-and-scientific explanation (make science fun,people!) so here it is.