'Creepy Amazon and Google smart speakers have been freaking users out with unprompted statements and comments.
One woman was so scared by comments made from her Amazon Echo AI device, that she simply unplugged it and put it in a draw for several days.
The owner had been sat on her bed one day listening to music and crying because she had just quit her job, when she said she heard a voice telling her: 'It's going to be OK'.
However, these comforting words did not make the woman feel better as the words had come from Alexa, the Echo Dot speaker which had been set up on her night stand, the Wall Street Journal said.
This isn't the first time the devices have spooked their owners. There have been various reports of the speakers playing back conversations, playing music unprompted in the middle of the night and even turning on gadgets in other rooms.
One Google Home Mini system recently reminded its owner of a 'cocaine and reefer' event at 1pm.
The reminder reportedly made the device's owner 'afraid,' until she realised the device had misheard a pastor on the television talking about 'cocaine and reefer' during a speech about addiction in the US.
Other instances have included smart devices swearing and randomly laughing.
Social media users have also spoken about about their experiences with Alexa. One user with the Twitter name Joanna said: 'A friend gave us an Alexa as a gift. We plugged it in for fun and it was so incredibly creepy! Unplugged it, put it back in the box, and feel its not right to give it to anyone.''
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