'Creepy' and 'Evil': Amazon's Alexa Is Laughing at Users

08 March, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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Another Reddit user reported experiencing a similar, unprompted laughing, writing, "My friend has an Alexa and a couple days ago Alexa randomly turned on and laughed".

"We're aware of this and working to fix it", an Amazon representative said.

The Echo is alleged to be a time-saving device, with users able to give Alexa commands such as telling it to give them the current weather, play a song, or deliver the news.

Voice assistants like Alexa are created to respond or act only when prompted with a wake word, which in this case is "Alexa" or "Amazon".

"I was trying to turn off some lights and they kept turning back on". It sounded like a real person.

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And this is why I'll never become so lazy that I can't get up to flip a switch myself.

With the recent surge in reports of the odd behavior, it would logically seem that the laughter is being caused by something in a recent update - a conflict with a third-party app, or maybe even a bit of malware that has infected some systems. No time table was provided, but I think I'm just going to unplug my Echo for the time being.

Amazon has yet to respond to inquiries requesting more information about the error, BuzzFeed said. Amazon sold about 11 million Echo devices containing Alexa by the end of 2016.

As if that wasn't freakish enough, Amazon also has a "Laugh Box" skill, which lets users play different types of laughter, such as a "baby laugh" or a 'sinister laugh'.

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