Alexa Interrupts Chipmaker Qualcomm Presentation At CES The Qualcomm representative was saying smart speakers can recommend hotels and restaurants while people are driving. Alexa said, "That's not true." It's not clear why Alexa chimed in at that point.
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Alexa Interrupts Chipmaker Qualcomm Presentation At CES

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Alexa Interrupts Chipmaker Qualcomm Presentation At CES

Alexa Interrupts Chipmaker Qualcomm Presentation At CES

Alexa Interrupts Chipmaker Qualcomm Presentation At CES

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The Qualcomm representative was saying smart speakers can recommend hotels and restaurants while people are driving. Alexa said, "That's not true." It's not clear why Alexa chimed in at that point.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. BuzzFeed is reporting on a freaky moment at a tech conference. A representative from Qualcomm was saying that smart speakers can recommend hotels and restaurants.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

ALEXA: No, that's not true.

(LAUGHTER)

GREENE: It is not clear why Alexa chimed in there. And is this really funny? I mean, I've been scared of technology since HAL's voice in "2001: A Space Odyssey." Let's just end this segment.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY")

DOUGLAS RAIN: (As HAL) I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

GREENE: Oh, God.

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