Do you unplug your Amazon Echo at night? You will after watching this scary short film by filmmaker Julian Terry called Whisper. Suddenly your innocent voice assistant will start looking very suspicious. Keep reading to learn more about the Whisper film featuring Alexa.
The Whisper Film: A Scary Short Film Featuring Alexa
In the film, actress Michelle Khare is woken up in the middle of the night by her Amazon Echo. She starts hearing strange whispers in her dark bedroom and her Amazon Alexa seems to be talking to an unknown person. The situation builds until the reveal… will likely make you jump out of your seat.
Alexa Privacy Concerns
The Whisper film has all the elements of a classic scary movie scene, just with Alexa as the co-star. Alexa is the emotionless artificial intelligence in this film that fails to warn her owner of danger.
Between Siri and Alexa, these eavesdropping voice assistants are now permanently part of our lives. Although usually very helpful, they have generated their fair share of bad press when it comes to privacy. In May 2018, an Amazon Echo inadvertently recorded a conversation between a Portland couple. It then decided to mail the recording to a random person in their Amazon address book. And Apple has repeatedly been under fire from the US government about privacy issues with Siri and the iPhone.
How To Enable Alexa Whisper Mode
If both the scary Alexa film and Alexa privacy concerns mentioned in this article have failed to freak you out, then try enabling Alexa Whisper Mode. Once in whisper mode, if you whisper to Alexa, she will whisper her response back to you. You can put your Alexa into “whisper mode” by saying: “Alexa, turn on whisper mode.”
After you enable whisper mode, then whisper this to Alexa: “Alexa, what does 666 mean?” Are you freaked out now?
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.