Amazon's Alexa is Creepily Laughing at People

Amazon's Alexa is Creepily Laughing at People

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'".

You can now tune in to the Liverpool Echo's early-morning news headlines on the Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices.

The video is unsettling, and it isn't unique; other Echo owners have reported that their devices have been laughing too, either in response to a question, or entirely unprompted. That outage occurred well after the first recorded incident acknowledging Alexa's apparent laughing problem.

On Wednesday, more users reported freaky scenarios, leading up to a trending Twitter moment.

Amazon's Alexa has been letting out an unprompted, creepy crackle - startling users of the best-selling voice assistant.

Amazon's Alexa has been freaking out users by emitting "evil laughs" and disobeying orders.

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It can be used for a wide range of tasks, including ordering groceries or a takeaway online, giving a weather report, ordering an Uber taxi, announcing the latest football scores and playing music or podcasts.

Meanwhile, Apple's HomePod has joined the ever-growing revolution of devices that are controlled via the power of speech and it's taking aim squarely at Amazon, Sonos and Google.

Alexa voice control is available to Deezer Premium+ subscribers, and all of the streaming services features are supported, including Flow, a continuous stream of music based, curated especially for you, based on your listening habits.

It's not uncommon for Echo devices to hear sounds and mistake them for a user's wake word.

Though third-party devices work with Alexa, the laughter issue seems to be limited to the Echo and the smaller Echo Dot. Users can review and delete these clips at any time in the Alexa app's History section.

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