Amazon's Alexa is Creepily Laughing at People

In the past few days, some users of Echo home speakers running Amazon's Alexa voice-based digital assistant have reported hearing unusual laughing noises at random.

A number of users caught Alexa's laughter on video and posted the clips on social media, saying the laughter appeared to be unprompted, often coming in the middle of the night.

"We're aware of this and working to fix it", Amazon said in reply to a GeekWire inquiry. One Reddit user said that Alexa laughed after the command, "Alexa, patio off", which could sound vaguely like, "Alexa, how do you laugh?" I thought a kid was laughing behind me.

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But so far, it's unclear why Alexa is laughing even when users don't ask her to.

Unplugging the Alexa-enabled devices was a popular solution for those who were irked after hearing the ominous laughter. "I still get chills".

The threat of this new glitch could potentially affect sales of Amazon's Alexa devices, and as of late they told The Verge, that they heard our cries and saw our tweets and are figuring things out.

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"I live alone and have lights controlled by Amazon Echo", he began.

Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant, is busting out with a weirdly creepy laugh at random intervals for some users and no one knows why.

The Daily Dot reported that it's likely a "rogue third-party app is running in the background and purposely creeping people out" or that it's possible the devices "are infected with malware".

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