Alexa auditions for Sixth Sense sequel, tells man "All I see is people dying"

Alexa auditions for Sixth Sense sequel, tells man
You might remember that back in March, virtual personal assistant Alexa shook up several users by making weird laughing sounds. As creepy as that was, 30-year old Shawn Kinnear says that he had an even stranger encounter with Alexa this past Monday. Kinnear, who lives in San Francisco, heard the digital helper say, "Every time I close my eyes all I see is people dying." Kinnear adds that this comment was "followed by the (most) uncomfortable silence I have ever felt."

At the time, Shawn had the smart speaker in his living room, and Amazon Prime was paused on his television (was he watching The Sixth Sense?). As he walked back in from the kitchen, Alexa made the spooky sounding comment, using her regular voice. Unfortunately, the comment came out of the blue so there is no video or audio of this taking place. In fact, if there was a video of this, we would be more suspicious.

Shawn stated that his partner Paul uses the Echo to get the latest weather reports and for sports scores. But Paul might have to get that information elsewhere because Kinnear is now seriously thinking about disconnecting the smart speaker. He admitted not using many of the latest technological marvels and notes that the lathe and plaster walls inside his 80-year old home are not exactly conducive to receiving a strong Wi-Fi signal.


So far, there is no comment from Amazon. If we hear something, we will update this story.

source: Metro

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7 Comments

1. strbckboy

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

I think Alexa said "Laurel" but all he heard was "Yanni".

3. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Hahaha. That one!

2. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hahaha I love this. The Ghost in the machine!

4. Vokilam

Posts: 1201; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

This might have been the case just like where that lady had her private conversation recorded and sent to some employee from her work. Someone might have trained Alexa regarding “dead people” and she pronounced that to another random user. Kinda freaky, but you guys wanted AI in your home - what do you expect?

5. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Alexa will change her name to Skynet, Launch all nuclear weapons then she will see people dying

6. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I said the same thing about Google assistant. I remember and old movie by the name of "..... the Forbin project" where a great scientist in the USA builds a supercomputer for the government and when he brings it online it informs the scientist and all the generals in the US that there is another. Which we later find out that what it sensed was the Russian built secret super computer. In fact both computers combine forces to become one and enslave humanity. Could this be the case for Alexa, Google, Siri and Bixby? Could the combine forces and create Skynet? lol

7. theot14430 unregistered

Idiots, buying into this AI crap. Get a life. Get a job.

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