New Delhi: After Twitter showed its location setting Leh in China, Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered virtual assistant Alexa has now engulfed in a similar controversy.
The controversy was stirred after a Twitter used uploaded a video where Alexa categorised Kashmir as a part of China’s territory. “Alexa, Kashmir kis desh ka hissa hai (Alexa, Kashmir is a part of which country?)”, the twitter user asked Alexa in Hindi. The AI-powered Alexa Echo replied, “Ya aapka sawal ka jawab ho sakta hai. Kashmir China mein sthit hai (This can be an answer to your question. Kashmir is located in China).”
The same case happened with another user. However, the error is limited to the Hindi version and when the language is changed to the English, Alexa says that Kashmir is a part of Northern India.
Meanwhile, Amazon Help has issued statement on this fault and said, “Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We’ve forwarded this information to the appropriate team for research. Keep us posted if you need assistance in the future. We’re always available.”
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We've forwarded this information to the appropriate team for research. Keep us posted if you need assistance in the future. We're always available. ^DA
— Amazon Help (@AmazonHelp) October 23, 2020