Filipina Grandma Gets Frustrated Because Alexa Can’t Understand Her

Filipina Grandma Gets Frustrated Because Alexa Can’t Understand Her
Ryan General
By Ryan General
March 16, 2018
A Filipino grandmother’s struggle with technology has recently gone viral on local social media.
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Facebook user Jonathan Gonzales posted a video on Monday featuring his grandma’s hilarious chat with Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant.
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In the 3-minute clip, Teofila Pegollo, Lola Openg to her grandkids, tries — but fails — to communicate with the artificial intelligence inside their Echo Spot gadget.
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At the start of the clip, her daughter Serly can be seen teaching Lola Openg how to give orders to Alexa.
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However, Lola Openg had trouble getting Alexa’s attention as she kept calling her “Alaska”.
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“Alaska, Scratch my back… Alaska, crush my back, it’s itchy!” the 98-year-old can be heard repeatedly telling Alexa.
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Her family can be heard giggling in the background as Lola Openg became more and more frustrated with the AI.
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She tried to change her accent to be better understood, but to no avail.
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“Alaska, learn Tagalog, I don’t know how to speak English. Hey, wake up! My back is itchy, scratch!” she screamed.
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In an interview with ABS-CBN, Gonzales revealed that his grandmother and grandfather were farmers in Indang, Cavite before they moved to San Diego, California in 1977 with their five daughters.
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As of this writing, Lola Openg’s video has been viewed over 2.2 million times, racking up 42,000 reactions and 35,000 shares on Facebook.
Watch the full clip below:
Images via Facebook / carneasadafries
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