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Amazon admits 'Alexa' may creepily laugh at you from time to time

08 March, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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Amazon confirmed on Wednesday that some of its Echo smart speakers are having random, and creepy, fits of laughter. One Reddit user said that Alexa laughed after the command, "Alexa, patio off", which could sound vaguely like, "Alexa, how do you laugh?"

The glitch has continued to pop up this week as well, as a user named Venand Naik tweeted about a similar occurrence on Sunday.

"So Alexa chose to laugh randomly while I was in the kitchen", the user CaptHandlebar wrote.

And while Alexa may be a great personal assistant, customers and users of the device got a bit more than they bargained for when they noticed a change in Alexa's behavior.

But reported situations of unprompted laughter in silent homes are obviously quite creepy.

Another user responded to the comment to say, "Holy crap this happened to me and I [thought] I was alone".

To set up voice control for Deezer, set it as your default music streaming service within the Amazon Alexa app and you're away.

Riad Hawa, VP Hardware Partnerships, Deezer said: "We're very excited to launch Deezer with Alexa in 66 countries and across a wide range of Alexa supported devices". The device is created to respond to requests and questions from user, and functions as a radio and alarm as well. We emailed back to ask if the company rep was actually a company rep and not Alexa posing as a rep to forward her evil plan.

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