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What’s the best you’ve heard from Alexa?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Incommunicado, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Established commenter

    Me: Alexa, what time is it?
    Alexa: It’s 04:10 a.m.
    Me: Alexa ... shall I get up?
    Alexa: I’m not qualified to answer that. That is a conversation between you, your duvet and your bladder!

    What amusing or surprising remarks have you elicited from Alexa?
  2. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    That is scary!
    I don’t think I could mentally cope with an Alexa in my life. A bridge too far.
  3. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Established commenter

    I know what you mean, smoothnewt... I wonder how sophisticated Alexa can become. Can she one day be embedded in a robot? A digital companion?
  4. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    The film Ex Machina springs to mind.
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    When you whisper to Alexa she whispers back
    nomad and Incommunicado like this.
  6. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Oh, how sweet.

    There's something ever so slightly passive-aggressive about siri. Whenever he asks me what can do for me and I day "nothing" he says OK with a touch of hurt in his voice so that I feel guilty. I wish he could do something sensible like polish my shoes. I'm sure that would make him happy forever.
    jellycowfish and Incommunicado like this.
  7. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Established commenter

    Hmmmmm.... must try whispering to Alexa....
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Just tried this... Nope.

    I want her whispering sweet nothings!
  9. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I just talk to the cat. He doesn't give sensible answers either.
  10. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    The first time I encountered Alexa, quite some years ago, was at the house of a boy I was tutoring. I asked him a question and this female voice replied, "I'm sorry I can't answer that."
    nomad likes this.
  11. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    For those of us who watched 2001 in our formative years, the idea of having a non-human intelligence in the house might be slightly disconcerting. ;)
    monicabilongame and blazer like this.
  12. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Always amazed that people who would be outraged if strangers were tapping their phones or following them around in the street will have those things in their house.
    monicabilongame and Jamvic like this.
  13. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    He won't tell the overlords what you said, though.
    artboyusa likes this.
  14. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Wait until you ask Alexa to open the pod bay doors.
    nomad and Jolly_Roger15 like this.
  15. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    Will Alexa start singing 'Daisy, Daisy'?

    "Open the garage doors, Alexa. I want to go out on my motorbike."

    "I think you find that difficult without your safety helmet, Roger."
    nomad likes this.
  16. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    not quite but she does sing daisy daisy if you ask her.

    (other things you can try
    Alexa, make me a sandwich
    Alexa, surely you can't be serious.
    Alexa, how was your day
    Alexa, drop a beat
    Alexa, can you beatbox
    Alexa, what do you want to be when you grow up?
    Alexa, tea, earl grey, hot
    SeanbheanMac likes this.
  17. Ellakits

    Ellakits Lead commenter

    “I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that. I’m not Hal and we’re not in space.”
    Stiltskin likes this.
  18. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    There was a lovely cartoon on here a few days ago, which had an old man talking to a tin can, thinking it was Alexa. From the next room, Alex says, "I am in here, You are talking to a tin of tuna."

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