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Amazon’s Alexa Impersonates Grandma, Creeping Out Internet

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Photographer: Chloe Collyer/Bloomberg
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“Creepy.” “Morbid.” “Monstrosity.”

Those were just some of the reactions that poured in over social media when Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa digital assistant impersonated a grandmother reading an excerpt from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”