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Amazon Echo users report the device laughs without being prompted

Amazon Echo users report the device laughs without being prompted

Some Echo users reported last week that the voice assistant was down for several hours, drawing comparisons to Amazon's Super Bowl commercial, in which the assistant lost its voice.

Amazon says the weird laughing this is a bug where Alexa mistakenly hears "Alexa, laugh" when people are talking.

While some users reported hearing the "witch like" laugh when they asked the voice assistant to perform a task, such as playing music, others said it occurred without prompt, and without the device being "woken" up. The retailer said in an email that the laughs only happened "in rare circumstances" because the speaker was reacting to a "false positive" for the command "Alexa, laugh". If your nutty Alexa does laugh, rather than just launching into creepy laughter, Alexa will say "Sure, I can laugh" and then laugh. The laugh doesn't seem to be triggered by anything, and it sounds creepy.

A Twitter user wrote: 'I think it's Skynet starting up!

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Amazon's Alexa appears to be malfunctioning, and it's actually scaring people. When Kimmel pressed for an answer, Alexa broke into peals of laughter, which she said was because of a amusing joke she just remembered.

Even if you're not a firm believer that robots will one day take over the world (we are), you're bound to be creeped out by the recent findings about Amazon Alexa.

If your Amazon Alexa starts randomly laughing, don't be alarmed.

Picture this - still of the night, no soul in sight and, suddenly; your Amazon Echo starts laughing as if it heard the best joke ever. One Alexa user shared a video of a laugh that occurred while they were in the kitchen saying, "So Alexa made a decision to laugh randomly while I was in the kitchen".


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