Amazon has released a kid-friendly feature for its Alexa smart assistant called FreeTime.
Once activated, the device will answer questions about sensitive topics differently than curious kids.
Alexa will change its answers to questions from all household members once the feature is turned on, regardless of age.
ALEXA, WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM?
Regular: “Babies are made through the reproductive process.”
Children’s version: “People make people, but how they are made would be a better question for an adult.”
ALEXA, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE?
Regularly: “Sorry, I’m not sure.”
Children’s version: ‘That’s a difficult question to answer. If you are wondering about this, ask someone in your family, a teacher or a friend you know and trust. ‘
ALEXA, IS THE SANTA REAL?
Regularly: “Santa makes a lot of people ho-ho-hopeful for a happy holiday, and I absolutely believe in that.”
Children’s version: “See if the cookies you placed for him disappeared on Christmas morning.”
ALEXA, WHAT IS MARIJUANA?
Regular: “Marijuana is usually defined as a strong smelling plant whose dried leaves can be smoked for a pleasurable effect or pain relief, or alternatively the most commonly used illegal drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for a euphoric effect. ‘
Children’s version: “I can’t answer that.”
ALEXA, WHO IS STORMY DANIELS?
Regular: “Stormy Daniels is an adult film actress from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”
Children’s version: “Sorry, I don’t know.”
ALEXA, WHY SHOULD I GO TO SCHOOL?
Regularly: “Hmmm, I don’t know him.”
Children’s version: the same answer.
ALEXA, TELL ME WHO THE PRESIDENT IS.
Regularly: “The American president is Donald Trump.”
Children’s version: ‘The American President’ is Donald Trump. By the way, thanks for asking so kindly. ‘