Amazon Alexa laughs Witch like

10 March, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • December 2014 the logo of the online retailer Amazon is displayed on computer screens in London. AFP

Amazon have said that they are "working to fix" a glitch in Alexa devices after social media users said it started laughing randomly. In a later statement, Amazon said the device can mistakenly hear the command, "Alexa, laugh".

"We are also changing Alexa's response from simply laughter to "Sure, I can laugh" followed by laughter", it added.

According to Amazon, Alexa devices were incorrectly "hearing" a command to laugh.

Amazon Echo gadgets have been reading out the names of local cemeteries and laughing threateningly at their owners. Last year, a viral video showed a woman asking Alexa whether she was "connected to the Central Intelligence Agency", but the Amazon Echo device stayed silent and then went to sleep without a word.

Another user recalled sitting in the living room with his mother when all of a sudden, Alexa started laughing. Today, it announces a bunch of new features for USA and United Kingdom subscribers created to engage with playback in ways that go beyond just asking Alexa to serve up a specific song or artist.

But she who laughs last ... takes over the world with the rest of the robots, or something like that.


Amazon's Alexa randomly plays a "creepy laugh".

The apparent malfunction seems to have first come to light in February 2018, as videos of Alexa spontaneously producing a childlike cackle began cropping up on Twitter.

February 26, 2018Having an office conversation about pretty confidential stuff and Alexa just laughed.

And people think Amazon Alexa's laugh is creepy...

Now, Amazon says that it knows why that's been happening and is working to fix the problem.

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