However, the voice-enabled assistant recently gave some dangerous advice to one user that went viral on social media.
According to a tweet posted by Kristin Livdahl, Alexa told her 10-year-old child to touch a penny to an exposed plug socket, .
Livdahl shared an image of Alexa’s response after her child asked the device for a challenge.
“Here’s something I found on the web. According to ourcommunitynow.com: The challenge is simple: plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed prongs,” Alexa’s response read.
Users expressed their astonishment in the comments
Amazon said they have since resolved the fault.
“Customer trust is at the center of everything we do and Alexa is designed to provide accurate, relevant, and helpful information to customers,” a spokesperson for Amazon told CNN in a statement.
“As soon as we became aware of this error, we quickly fixed it, and will continue to advance our systems to help prevent similar responses in the future,” the statement said.
However, some users have warned against the potential dangers of the challenge.
“I’m telling you this is dangerous stuff, don’t do it,” Tanner added.
Amazon’s Alexa tells 10-year-old child to touch penny to exposed plug socket