Customer complains after Amazon Echo orders cat food

Advertising watchdog rejects Echo Dot owner’s complaint that TV spot was irresponsibleAn Amazon Echo owner has tried to get a television advertising campaign for the smart speaker banned after the Alexa virtual assistant attempted to order cat food when it heard its name on an ad.An Amazon TV ad for the Echo Dot, which can perform functions such as make shopping lists and play music with voice commands, features people using the device in different situations. In one a man’s voice says: “Alexa, reorder Purina cat food.” Alexa responds: “I’ve found Purina cat food. Would you like to buy it?” Continue reading...

Customer complains after Amazon Echo orders cat food

An Amazon Echo owner complained after an advert for the smart speaker triggered their own device and left them with an unwanted order for cat food.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

Amazon Echo Dot ad cleared over cat food order

A television ad that caused a viewer's Echo Dot device to try to order cat food has been cleared.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from BBC Technology

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