Amazon Admits Alexa Has Been Creepily Laughing At People

08 March, 2018, 03:45 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
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Users of Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo and the Dot have reported hearing the tech giant's ubiquitous voice emit a very real-sounding and unprompted laugh of late. The company is working on a fix to change the laugh command to "Alexa, can you laugh?", which a company spokeswoman said is less likely to produce a false-positive response.

Alexa seems to think something is amusing. At least, when she's not randomly laughing and freaking people out.

In this another step towards our imminent demise?

The apparent malfunction seems to have first come to light in February 2018, as videos of Alexa spontaneously producing a childlike cackle began cropping up on Twitter.

The glitch has continued to pop up this week as well, as a user named Venand Naik tweeted about a similar occurrence on Sunday.

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"I was trying to turn off some lights and they kept turning back on".

The Alexa program is also built into countless third-party devices, like JBL speakers, and one user shared footage that shows the laugh activating automatically. "The laugh wasn't in the Alexa voice".

Amazon did not reply to requests for comment about Alexa's "evil laugh," according to Metro. My wife was there when it happened and she is the only person who can drop-in.

"There's a good chance I get murdered tonight".

One user suggested the issue likely stemmed from a misheard command or conversation that Alexa interpreted as a command.



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