Alexas Are Spontaneously Laughing And Creeping Everyone Out
By Dave Basner
March 8, 2018
Alexa is supposed to be a helpful device - playing people's music, turning lights on and off on command, and answering questions - but some Echoes and Dots are creeping their owners out because they are spontaneously laughing. And it's an evil-sounding laugh too.
They are sharing their nightmarish experiences on Twitter and Reddit and making everyone afraid of the voice-activated assistant.
It was only a matter of time before someone caught the bone-chlling chuckle on video:
Amazon has responded to their creeped out customers explaining in a statement:
"In rare circumstances, Alexa can mistakenly hear the phrase 'Alexa, laugh.' We are changing that phrase to be 'Alexa, can you laugh?' which is less likely to have false positives, and we are disabling the short utterance 'Alexa, laugh.' We are also changing Alexa’s response from simply laughter to 'Sure, I can laugh,' followed by laughter."
So hopefully we've heard the last of evil Alexa.
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