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Amazon’s Alexa Laughing at People and creeping out their owners

 

Started in February, people on social media began reporting a problem with Amazon’s Alexa voice-activated assistant. The “smart” speakers randomly started laughing without a reason.

Here some of the tweets:

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“So Alexa decided to laugh randomly while I was in the kitchen. Freaked @SnootyJuicer and I out. I thought a kid was laughing behind me.”

Having an office conversation about pretty confidential stuff and Alexa just laughed. Anybody else ever have that?

Then he added: I asked why she laughed and she said, “Sorry, I am not sure.”

 

On 5 March Twitter user, Taylor Wade posted her story:
“So my mom & I are just sitting in the living room, neither of us said a word & our Alexa lit up and laughed for no reason. She didn’t even say anything, just laughed.”

Wade unplugged the device to stop Alexa’s laughter

 

 

According to the company, the laughs had occurred “in rare circumstances” because the speaker was picking up a “false positive” for the command “Alexa, laugh”.

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Amazon spokesperson said: “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”

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