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Amazon's Alexa has been creepily laughing in the night

Amazon's Alexa has been creepily laughing in the night

Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant, is busting out with a weirdly creepy laugh at random intervals for some users and no one knows why.

According to a Bloomberg report, Amazon is aware of the issue and is working to fix it.

Another Twitter user reported that Alexa began laughing in the middle of an office conversation: "I asked why she laughed and she said, 'Sorry, I am not sure'".

A number of users caught Alexa's laughter on video and posted the clips on social media, saying the laughter appeared to be unprompted, often coming in the middle of the night.

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If you thought it was creepy having Amazon's Alexa personal assistant listening on your conversations, wait until you hear this. Some claim Alexa laughed in response to unrelated or misunderstood commands, while others claim Alexa simply laughed out of the blue.

And this is why I'll never become so lazy that I can't get up to flip a switch myself. It sounded like a real person. No time table was provided, but I think I'm just going to unplug my Echo for the time being.

Since the incident, dozens of other Alexa users have reported of the laughing instances. Amazon is hasn't responded but is apparently collecting data.

It's also not unheard of to have people talk to users through their Echo devices. Some users have resorted to unplugging their Echo devices to ensure that Alexa can not interject anything, ominous or not.


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