Alexa is laughing at people, unprompted; Amazon is working to fix it

08 March, 2018, 03:42 | Author: Rosalie Gross
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It turns out that Amazon's Alexa does indeed think something is amusing.

All Amazon has said on the matter is, "We're aware of this and working to fix it". People have reported their Amazon Echo and Alexa devices would laugh and then refuse to complete a task.

"So Alexa chose to laugh randomly while I was in the kitchen", the user CaptHandlebar wrote.

Well, it seems we didn't know Alexa as well as we thought we did because Alexas all across the country have started displaying some very unsettling behavior. One person wrote, "The Dot we have in the master bath has twice now randomly played a track of a woman laughing at about 10 p.m. ..."

In this another step towards our imminent demise? An Amazon representative confirmed the problem and said the Seattle-based company is working on a remedy.

It's not the first creepy encounter users have had with Alexa.

"I will call "Alexa" and the light turns on and goes off immediately after, giving me no time to say anything". "The laugh wasn't in the Alexa voice". "After the third request, Alexa stopped responding and instead did an evil laugh". My wife was there when it happened and she is the only person who can drop-in.

It's also not unheard of to have people talk to users through their Echo devices.

Users of Amazon's Alexa in recent weeks have reported the voice-activated software laughing, seemingly unprompted. "No indication on the app that the device heard any command".

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