Scottish five-year-old lays into Amazon Alexa as bot fails to understand accent

A hilarious video shows the moment a young girl started shouting at an Amazon Alexa when the bot failed to understand her Scottish accent.

Millie Kilpatrick can be heard politely saying ‘Alexa’ twice but the virtual assistant remains unresponsive as the child’s temper starts to boil.

The five-year-old from Stenhousemuir, near Falkirk, Scotland, then begins to lose her patience with the bot and shouts “Alexa, Alexa, I’m trying to talk to you hen”, as reported in the Daily Star.

When Alexa still doesn’t understand, Millie can then be heard saying: “Are you telling me? Don’t you dare tell me…”

Her mum, Caitlyn captured the incident on camera back in June 2020, as her daughter was telling the gadget off and shared the clip on social media.

The youngster was on top of the world after going viral with the video racking up more than 800,000 views in just two days.

Speaking at the time, Kaitlyn told the Daily Record: “We can’t believe it to be honest, my phone has been going off the hook.

“I always upload videos like this but this has never happened, it’s crazy.

“Millie is loving it and thinks she’s famous, which was funny until I told her it was her bedtime and she replied ‘you can’t speak to a famous person like that’.

“We’ve been contacted by loads of people from places like Poland and Italy who said they loved her accent.

“It was quite surreal because I had to use google translate to work out what they were saying.”

Mum-of-two Caitlyn revealed Millie’s outburst is not typical and she’s usually “very quiet”.

But even she was pushed over the edge by Alexa’s failure to understand her simple commands.

Caitlyn said “She’s confident and up for anything but she’s really quiet. But then on the odd occasion she has a wee spell.

“When Millie raises her voice, Alexa doesn’t respond, so she was just getting more angry, it was so funny and I just had to share it.”

Caitlyn said despite the brief fallout between Alexa and Millie, the electronic device is actually a huge help.

She added: “It’s a great tool to be honest and I use it for things like ‘Simon says’ to get her to eat her lunch.

“And Millie copies things Alexa says over and over again until she learns it, so it’s good to help her learn numbers.”