Amazon Working To Fix Alexa's Unprompted Laughter

Nick Sanchez
March 10, 2018

For some reason, the best-selling voice assistant is letting out an unprompted, creepy cackle or laugh.

We're living in a time where people are completely OK letting Google, Siri, Alexa or any other voice-command system that is there to help you out and make your life easier.

Amazon first responded to the creepiness with a statement saying that the company is "aware of this and working to fix it". Users reported that this laugh comes out whenever the device is asked to perform any task like playing music.

Another user recalled sitting in the living room with his mother when all of a sudden, Alexa started laughing.

So "Who you gonna call?" well Amazon has promised the issue will be fixed and reassures frightened owners of the Smart Speaker the chilling noises will be removed. If you don't own an Amazon Echo, we can neither confirm nor deny that you live in a haunted house.

Laughs ranged from an evil "muahaha!" to a friendlier "hahaha!"

Alexa's response will also change from just laughter to "Sure, I can laugh".

Since then, Amazon said it is working to fix it, adding that the voice assistant can mistakenly hear the command "Alexa, laugh".

Holy shit, i nearly forgot. It can also sometimes happen when you're in the middle of a "conversation" or activity with Alexa, which is still pretty creepy.

The speakers use always-listening microphones to detect phrases like "Alexa", and some people worry that they could be collecting additional data that could be used by marketers or even law enforcement. "I'd rather it laugh at me tbh", tweeted user @HeyItsKamo.

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