Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Alexa devices are randomly laughing at people and it's freaking people out

Alexa devices are randomly laughing at people and it's freaking people out

Amazon's voice-active digital assistant Alexa has reportedly been laughing at random moments and, according to reports, just generally being a creep.

In a statement provided to the Verge, a representative for Amazon said the company is "aware" of the problem and is "working to fix it".

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

The simplest way is to click on this link and then open up the Echo's briefing service in the Amazon Alexa app.

Some Alexa users may feel like they've been dropped into a science fiction story about an artificial intelligence gone awry.

"I was trying to turn off some lights and they kept turned back on", said one user.

Since the incident, dozens of other Alexa users have reported of the laughing instances. Was he afraid? "There's a good chance I get murdered tonight", he added. It sounded like a real person. The device is created to respond to requests and questions from user, and functions as a radio and alarm as well. At least, when she's not randomly laughing and freaking people out. His JBL speaker let out the laugh while tethered to an Echo Dot. People typically activate their Echo speakers by saying the word "Alexa", which triggers the device to listen and respond to commands like changing the volume.

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