Creepy Amazon and Google smart speakers have been freaking users out withunprompted statements and comments.
One woman was so scared by comments made from her Amazon Echo AI device,that she simply unplugged it and put it in a draw for several days.
The owner had been sat on her bed one day listening to music and cryingbecause she had just quit her job, when she said she heard a voice telling her:
'It's going to be OK'.
This isn't the first time the devices have spooked their owners. There havebeen various reports of the speakers playing back conversations, playing musicunprompted in the middle of the night and even turning on gadgets in otherrooms.
One Google Home Mini system recently reminded its owner of a 'cocaine andreefer' event at 1pm.
The reminder reportedly made the device's owner 'afraid,' until sherealised the device had misheard a pastor on the television talking about'cocaine and reefer' during a speech about addiction in the US.
Other instances have included smart devices swearing and randomlylaughing.
Social media users have also spoken about about their experiences withAlexa. One user with name Joanna said: 'A friend gave us an Alexa as a gift. Weplugged it in for fun and it was so incredibly creepy! Unplugged it, put it backin the box, and feel its not right to give it to anyone.'
Other users were also surprised at the amount of detail the assistant cantake in, one user with @TRAVisty_James said he had been teasing his friend andhad told its Alexa to wake him up at 2am with creepy music. The Alexa thenreplied and said: 'setting alarm for 2am tomorrow, with Halloween playlist'.