Amazon’s Alexa interrupted a Qualcomm representative giving a demo at the CES trade show on Monday afternoon in an eerie sign that artificial intelligence really does have a mind of its own.
Reporters at the event tweeted about Alexa’s notable interruption, in which the voice assistant reportedly responded to the speaker with “No, that’s not true.”
The Qualcomm rep was reportedly giving a live demo on how Alexa works with automobiles, and the device did not perform as intended. Semiconductors for cars are a big area of expansion for Qualcomm.
Alexa just interrupted the Qualcomm exec on stage blurting “no that’s not true” #ces19
— Ina Fried (@inafried) January 7, 2019
omg at the Qualcomm press conference, the demo rep forgot to mute Alexa, and the speaker continued on with his speech, only to be interrupted by Alexa going
"No. That's not true."
Everyone laughed — a brief moment of true entertainment here lol
— Cherlynn Lowld (@CherlynnLow) January 7, 2019
— Tina Trinh (@TinaTrinhNYC) January 7, 2019
— Jim Harris (@JimHarris) January 7, 2019
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