Technology has evolved to the point where we rely on it regularly in our day-to-day routines, which makes the emergence of virtual personal assistants a natural next step. Alexa, developed by Amazon, is a popular intelligent personal assistant that uses a cloud-based voice service to tend to our daily needs. This innovative and intuitive way to interact with technology has been growing in popularity, and with that, so have the hilarious stories that come from Alexa owners.
Installing a clever voice-based assistant in your home may seem like something straight from a sci-fi film, but the following tweets show how the addition has ended up integrating much more comedy to people’s humble abodes.
Here are 24 funny tweets about Amazon’s Alexa that prove there’s nothing artificial about her intelligence.
1. Is Alexa the beginning of a new way to interact with technology or is it the beginning of the end? Who really knows. However, Connor knows that it’s probably best to stay on Alexa’s good side just in case. If we’ve learned anything from artificial intelligence gone rogue films, it’s that befriending at least one on the other side can help save you from potential technological takeover.
2. One key feature of Alexa is asking her to do things like set timers without having to lift a finger. However, this dad quickly learned that if you get surly with her, she’ll deliver it right back to you. Not only is Alexa a virtual assistant, sometimes she can be a mirror to who we are as people.
3. Anyone who is familiar with their mother telling them to turn down music will recall that it was never done quite so gently. Somehow Alexa has managed to earn the respect of parents without even being a real entity. Maybe it’s because when they tell her to do something, she doesn’t complain.
4. Alexa can go from helpful to straight up creepy with just a single unprompted glow. Sure, it’s quite possible that this device was updating itself to better serve the needs of this woman’s parents. However, Alexa needs to learn that keeping secrets is not a very stable way to start a relationship.