An African gray parrot has made head orders recently for invertvertibly making orders via his owner's Amazon Echo. The Times of London the parrot – whose name is Rocco – would mindlessly activate Alexa and the virtual assistant tell jokes and play music.
What makes the slightly lighthearted story even more amusing is that Rocco has previously had a living at the UK's National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) but what kicked out – yes, kicked out – because he was swearing too much. As the old adage says, truth is stranger than fiction. Rocco has been appointed to work for the NAWT employee named Marion Wischnewski whereupon he quickly started activating Alexa.
In an interview on the story, Wishnewski said she was surprised to look at her items she certainly did not order. Funny enough, Rocco had attempted to buy quite a few snacks, including strawberries and ice cream.
While many people say they are smart because they are mimic human language, the reality is that they are far from intelligent creatures. The African gray parrot, however, is something of an exception to the rule. Interestingly enough, the Royal Society found that the gray parrot has cognitive thinking skills in some areas that are at the same level as a three-year old human child.