Amazon's Alexa told child to touch penny to live electrical plug, report says - CNET This is scary. Tech isn't really intelligent and can't tell what is harmful, or accept the idea that AI is malicious. The problem is that we need to do a reality check before heeding the advice of these technologies. We can teach a technology device to think. but it takes a bad experience like this before the programmers can put in safeguards. They can't predict how their AI will evolve over time.