According to a new piece by The Verge, Amazon is now working to fix a bug with its Alexa-enabled devices that has caused them to creepily laugh, completely unprompted. However some users are reporting that Alexa is laughing and the giggles happen at odd hours and with no user prompt.
"We're aware of this and working to fix it", the company said in a brief statement.
Just a few weeks later, users started noticing the glitch that was so creepy, users who noticed Alexa's laugh randomly and without warning, were home alone and were forced to unplug their devices out of fear of being scared.
It's one thing to believe that Amazon's Alexa is constantly listening to us, but quite another to worry that she's laughing at what she hears.
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Another user said that an alarm came on through the system, as usual, to wake him up but when he asked Alexa to turn off the alarm, it "gave us the most chilling witch-like laugh".
When the service is enabled you can hear today's headlines from the Liverpool Echo by saying 'Alexa, what's in the news?' or 'Alexa, what's my flash briefing?' "I still get chills". The laugh doesn't sound like the machine-voice Alexa has, it sounds like an actual human female.
Recent reports detail a quirky bug that has Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa laughing for no apparent reason, scaring the daylights out of unsuspecting users.
Alexa can react to a range of requests such as ordering in groceries or playing music. Moreover, according to Deezer, Alexa can recognize over 18 different moods among 74 different genres, so users can say something like "Alexa, play rock music", if they don't have a specific song, album or playlist in mind.