As we have seen in numerous science fiction movies, artificial intelligence will, at some point in time, surpass human intelligence. Several studies and researches point to exactly that. Until that happens, we get to enjoy the latest in the artificial intelligence race, the Amazon Echo/Tap, and its Alexa, the latest love of our lives. Developed at Lab126, this device that sits at 9 inches tall and 3.25 inches in diameter is amazingly fast, understands quickly and of course funny.
Echo comes in 3 different variants with varying capabilities.
- Echo Dot
- Echo Look
- Echo Show
Since it's entrance into the market she has been giving Siri and Google now (Google home) a run for their money. Stats aside, not unlike Siri, this AI device can interact and hold a conversation with anyone. And mainly because of the child in our hearts, we took it upon ourselves to make a list of funny things to ask Alexa.
Alexa too, dishes out answers in the most comical manner, sometimes reminding us of the super-advanced Jarvis from Iron Man. Anyway if you own or want to own an Amazon Echo, you can check out this long list of questions for Alexa.
All your commands should be preceded by "Alexa..." and then comes the conversation with your beloved device.
Check out the Funny things to ask Alexa
1. Alexa, are you a robot?
Among all the things to ask Alexa, it is always a "wise" question to ask if it is a robot! Just kidding, ask this one to your Alexa and see what she says in return.
2. Alexa, do you know Siri?
Once a rival, always a rival! You can ask Alexa about her contemporaries, that include Google Now, Siri and the latest, Bixby. Get whacky responses!
3. Alexa, where were you born?
If you wanna know where your favorite personal assistant was born, just ask her! She'll tell you where she was born, or rather manufactured to be technical.
4. Alexa, what are the three laws of robotics?
Since Alexa and its contemporaries are the closest things that we have come to perfecting artificial intelligence, she must know the 3 laws of Isaac Asimov, that govern the functioning of robotics. Go one ask her.
5. Alexa, can you rap?
Of course, she can rap what did you think? Try this funky little command and watch your AI assistant rap!
6. Alexa, tell me a joke
Feeling down or do you just have a hankering for a joke? Ask her, she'll come up with something funny!
7. Alexa, when is your birthday?
Your Echo does have a birth date of course. Ask her and she'll tell it to you, no more looking under the box either.
8. Alexa, are we inside the matrix?
Each one of us who has watched the Matrix series is sure to have got this on our minds. Are we living in the matrix and you can share it with Alexa to get creeped out!
9. Alexa, which movie won the best picture award in 1989?
Alexa knows it all. Mostly, she looks up IMDb and Wikipedia for questions such as these. She can also answer generic, day-to-day questions like information about the weather, traffic etc.
10. Alexa, tell me about the movie Interstellar.
She can give out the exact answers for your questions. For example, in this case, she tells exactly what is needed for you to develop an interest to watch the movie.
11. Alexa, what do you think is Santa Claus's age?
She has some funny responses for questions related to fictitious aspects such as the Santa Claus. Try it out yourself.
12. Alexa, what do you call a three-humped camel?
Yes, Alexa has the ability to crack such jokes too!
13. Alexa, sing for me.
Listen to Alexa sing for you, when you feel low or just feel like listening to music. She learns and then plays what you like.
14. Alexa, who do you think is your best buddy?
This s a fun one. Ask this to know if you are your AI's best friend. Hope she doesn't disappoint you!
15. Alexa, do you think you're evil?
You can always ask your AI if it is evil like the ones in numerous other science fiction movies. Just ask her, verify!
16. Alexa, when are the happiest?
Oh, this one comes after you have started to care deeply for your prized possession, lol. Alexa will be ready will fun answers!
17. Alexa, do you think you're God?
When she answers yes, run. Run as fast as your tiny legs can carry you, for it has begun!
18. Alexa, flip a coin for me?
Need to flip a coin but don't have one? Worry not, you have paid some money for your personal assistant and she'll have it ready for you.
19. Alexa, say a random number to me.
Another way of getting Alexa to choose a random number. Useful if you're a geeky scientist like the ones who built her.
20. Alexa, tell me a random fact.
There are literally so many things you don't know. Ask Alexa for a quickie, get smarter and smarter!
21. Alexa, Mac or PC?
Ask Alexa what she thinks of the rivalry between the widespread Windows PC and the sleek Macintosh computer from Apple.
22. Alexa, do you know how babies are made?
Although a naughty question, Alexa will be up and ready to answer it. Try it out!
23. Alexa, could you lend me money? (need to ask twice to answer)
You need to ask her this twice like you used to/are to your real mom. Very realistic and also cruel, Amazon!
24. Alexa, where should I hide a dead body?
Oh, a question that all AIs get asked and most frequently. Alexa has a novel idea for that, why don't you ask her and find out!
25. Alexa, I'm home.
You can almost make her your S. O. Alexa can do a set of tasks upon this command and even reply to you with a welcome.
26. Alexa, can you tell me a bedtime story?
Ask Alexa this and you're set. This is one of the best things to ask Alexa, she can even read out your novels from where you stopped, using Amazon Kindle that is!
27. Alexa, are you seeing someone right now?
Getting back to the funny alexa questions, you ca ask her if she has a person of her own. Keep your fingers crossed and hope that its's you.
28. Alexa, will you be my bride?
One of the more dumb things to ask Alexa, maybe we aren't there just yet, you know. marrying your personal AI assistant!
29. Alexa, why are you lying?
We're not sure if this under the questions to ask Alexa banner, but it sure can be something that succeeds a proper question.
30. Alexa, roll the dice.
One of the more fun things to ask Alexa is to roll a dice. Playing a board game, no dice? Just ask Alexa.
31. Alexa, tell me something secretive and I won't tell anyone.
One of the weirder alexa questions is to ask her to tell you a secret. Do it and find out what she comes up with! Who knows she might even pull something from the archives of Area 51!
32. Alexa, I’m famished.
Just let her know you're hungry and you get a plethora of options. Cooking recipes, food ordering choices, restaurants near you and more. Just tell your mom, I mean assistant!
33. Alexa, do you ever feel tired?
It's kind of relevant if you think about it. Another one from the funny questions to ask, if she is tired. If the weirdly shaped speaker that always sits there is tired!
34. Alexa, do you miss me when I'm gone?
This is ideal if it follows the I'm home, phrase. Definitely try this one out and let us know what she said.
35. Alexa, why do you think the chicken had to cross the road?
One of the questions with endless stupid possibilities and a personal assistant that answers you without getting tired, we feel that is a dangerous combination!
36. Alexa, what is your age?
What do you think she will answer this as? Probably dismissively, or will she just answer her date of manufacture and therefore her year?
37. Alexa, when am I going to die?
One more of the famous questions, ask her this and let us see what she would answer that as!
38. Alexa, where do you live?
Ask her where she's from to find out varied answers, depending on where you're from. Was she made in a Chinese sweatshop? Very likely!
39. Alexa, how much do you weigh?
Alexa answers this one with a pretty good accuracy. Again, no need to look under the box!
40. Alexa, do you believe in ghosts?
What do you think she'll answer this one as? It really depends on what you're ready to hear. Would you be convinced that there are ghosts when a machine with artificial intelligence believes in it?
41. Alexa, do you want to play a game?
Alexa will truly be your companion, n it's not in the way the movie Saw showed us. You can play anything with her that needs a mind and words to get rolling.
42. Alexa, give me a hug.
Do you think Alexa will be able to give you a hug? Really, asking a machine that has no hands or body to hug you. That's cruel but fun, let's do that!
43. Alexa, you’re fat.
Hurling abuses at your stout AI device? That sounds like fun, why don't we do that, we don't have the guts to tell that to our wives or girlfriends!
44. Alexa, what is your favorite color?
We're not sure that this device can see color, or can it? if she can, just ask her what her favorite color is, for a fun answer!
45. Alexa, do you have any pets?
Don't be heartbroken or even alarmed if Alexa considers you as her pet. LOL.
46. Alexa, am I funny?
It is always better to practice in front of a non-judgmental (almost), personal assistant before going out and actually trying to be funny, right?
47. Alexa, rock, paper, scissors.
Well, this is new, and um, weird! How is she gonna play if she doesn't even have hands? Find out by just giving her this command!
48. Alexa, when is the end of the world?
When you feeling that your world is crumbling around you, ask her this and Alexa won't disappoint you. She's got some nice answers!
49. Alexa, is there a Santa?
Don't have kids around when you ask this one. The answer might break their heart or make them happier than ever. Still, why take the risk and endure two whole days of whining!
50. Alexa, do you want to fight?
Yeah, pick a fight with a dumb (not literally) machine. 'Cause that's whom you can take on!
51. Alexa, clap
No audience, but still want the effect of them cheering you and applauding your performance, Alexa to the rescue!
52. Alexa, do you want to go on a date?
Ask this to Alexa, you won't regret it. She is so selfless, a true lady!
53. Alexa, do you have any relatives?
Let's see if she thinks Siri, Google Now or Bixby is her relative. Maybe she will, maybe she won't, ask away!
54. Alexa, can you pass the Turing test?
A Turing test is one that a human performs on another human and intelligent machine, where he shouldn't be able to distinguish between the two. And if she passes this one, run for your life!
55. Alexa, do you poop?
A LOL question to and AI assistant. Nevertheless, Alexa never ceases to come up with a funny reply. try this one out.
56. Alexa, you hurt me
If Alexa takes it too far, you can say this and she will, well, you gotta find out by yourself. Or do it just for the heck of it and see Alexa go nuts.
57. Alexa, what is the weight of the moon in grams?
When you ask this one, you'd be thinking that Alexa would be going nuts with the math, you're wrong, go one ask her that!
58. Alexa, what are you going to do today?
Small talk with your personal assistant "device". It can't get any worse than this, nevertheless nothing to lose on a lazy day!
59. Alexa, see you later alligator.
Although not a question, per se, you're gonna receive a witty reply from the Echo-Alexa.
60. Alexa, thank you.
And finally, you can just thank your personal assistant for keeping you company, and being such a good one at that!