If you have a pet who can speak clear English, you shouldn’t put a smart speaker within an earshot of it.
Unfortunately, a bird owner in the UK learned this lesson the hard way.
Rocco the African Grey Parrot had seen Marion Wischnewski order stuff from Alexa before, so when he had a hankering for watermelon, he knew exactly what to do.
Luckily for Marion, there’s a lock on her Amazon Echo, so Rocco had been thwarted on his attempts to have strawberries, light bulbs, and even a boiler delivered to the UK home.
Wischnewski told The Times of London that she has come home to the sounds of “romantic music” playing, as dialed up by Rocco.