AMAZON ALEXA ‘goes rogue’; Ignores commands, won’t turn off
AMAZON’S virtual assistant Alexa stopped working for some users around the world on Wednesday morning.
The mysterious outage meant that Alexa – typically controlled by voice – was “ignoring” user requests.
Outage tracker Down Detector received hundreds of reports about Alexa not working at around 8am UK time – and was resolved about an hour later.
Most of the reports were related to either server connections not working, or problems with logging into Alexa.
A global outage map showed that users were experiencing issues around the world, although primarily in the UK and Europe – which was just waking up.
A large number of reports also came in from the USA, although the majority of America was sleeping at the time.