Alexa, the bot personality in Amazon’s Echo, can do lots of things. She gives you weather reports, plays your favorite music, tells jokes, and we found out recently she will do a coin toss as well. Since discovering the coin toss capability, Alexa has, against all odds, consistently returned “heads.” Even 8 year-old Matt thought this was odd.
Matt: “Alexa, flip a coin.”
Alexa: “Flipping. The answer is heads.”
“Grandpa, I think Alexa is broken.”
“Why is that, Matt?”
“She only gives head.”
“Oh, I don’t think she’s broken. I think she just wants a wedding ring.”
“I’ll explain when you are older.”