Amazon Alexa is laughing at users and it's creeping them out

Amazon Alexa is laughing at users and it's creeping them out

Echo's Alexa voice feature has been caught laughing randomly without command, according to reports from some Echo users across Twitter describing their experiences with the seemingly conscious device.

Kimmel asked his studio audience if anyone had experienced the creepy phenomenon, which Amazon attributed to Alexa mistakenly hearing the phrase, "Alexa, laugh", which the company has since disabled. Amazon figures that phrase is less likely to generate false positives.

Amazon has taken action after users of its digital assistant Alexa reported it randomly laughing, leading some to feel "freaked out". Amazon did not say why the speaker would laugh when no one is talking. The latest of such occurrences is the odd, laughing Alexa.

Amazon on Wednesday promised to keep virtual assistant Alexa from spontaneously cackling, giving people eerie feelings about what the artificial intelligence might be plotting.

Amazon's Alexa is well-known for amusing Easter eggs and hidden features, but it seems her latest skill has taken the company by surprise. "I thought a kid was behind me", the tweet said. It is activated by saying the word "Alexa" or "Amazon", then a command like "play music".

Dhawan's fluent fifty leads India to win over Bangladesh
Against Sri Lanka , he was dismissed for a nought and with his strike-partner in huge form, Rohit needs to set the bar high. Commenting on the new-look bowling line-up, Rohit said: "I felt we've got enough experience in our bowling line-up".

If your Alexa had this issue we would love to hear from you, please get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or email.

Our question is this: why does Alexa need to laugh at all? Rather than simply laughing, Alexa will say, "Sure, I can laugh" before it would emulate a laugh.

'The laugh wasn't in the Alexa voice.

They might be able to hook those devices back up again soon: Amazon reportedly told the Verge that it was "aware of this and working to fix it".

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