An African gray parrot named Rocco has already hit the news - the previous owner taught the bird such surprisingly vile verbal phrases that they shocked even experienced journalists. How much in vain the foul-mouthed parrot had to be taken to a shelter, where they could not find new owners for a long time. And now Rocco has distinguished himself again, having independently learned to command the voice assistant Alexa.
Rocco's current owner, Marion Wisniewski, is grateful to the Alexa developers for the parental control feature. This was the only thing that saved her from spontaneous spending, when one day a parrot turned to a gadget and, imitating Marion's voice, ordered fruits and snacks from an online store. Watermelon, ice cream, broccoli, raisins, strawberries and a teapot to add - the hostess does not exclude that the feathered shopaholic said more, but the robot did not recognize all the orders. Now she has a paranoid but healthy habit of rereading Alexa reports for the day and canceling many commands from Rocco.
That the parrot acted deliberately, and not just amused, Marion has no doubts. In reality, Alexa voice control turned out to be much more efficient than the developers expected. And although the parrot is not human, the mistress constantly watches as he orders the robot to turn on the music. And then he clarifies: "music about love." And Alexa regularly executes commands, and then she and Rocco have a nice "conversation", exchanging phrases that sometimes take the form of a very strange dialogue.
A talented parrot has long understood that in the absence of people in the house, this electronic device can become a good entertainment. According to Alexa reports, he activates it, purposefully ordering it to turn on and do something, at least 40 times a day.