Various reports from around the world today: A weird Amazon outage meant that Alexa – typically controlled by voice – was “ignoring” user requests throughout the day in various countries..

Reports across the pond in Theresa May’s UK *she survived so far*:

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.

So imagine a future world where Alexa gets angry.. where Alexa stops listening.. maybe starts controlling with its own brain. 
Black Mirror stuff….
Real life. 
TODAY she started her fighting back..

One user on Twitter wrote: “Anybody else’s Alexa ignoring them this morning?
“It played my local radio station after a while, but won’t do anything else. Just ignoring me. Won’t even turn off.”

Another Brit complained: “Anyone else got a problem with Alexa this morning? Refusing to talk to me, just a spinny blue light and then goes off.”
On Down Detector, a user complained that he couldn’t control his smart home: “Won’t turn up the heating, and is thinking long and hard about whether to turn lights on or off.”

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