One of the pitfalls of new voice-activated devices in recent years, whether it be your Amazon Alexa, your Google Home, or Apple’s Siri, is the possibility that your digital assistant may answer you even when you weren’t asking it a question.
It happens every time we’re in our boss’s office discussing the ability to listen to WAPL on Alexa, and her Alexa will immediately start streaming WAPL. But things get a little more complicated on the floor of the British Parliament.
This Tuesday Britain’s defense secretary was giving a speech about Syria and self-centered Siri mistakenly thought he was talking to her.
As the defense secretary mentions, it’s unusual to be heckled by your own phone.