Amazon promises to fix Alexa's creepy random laughter

Amazon acknowledges Alexa has developed a random, creepy laugh

Amazon sold about 11 million Echo devices containing Alexa by the end of 2016.

According to ABC News, Amazon is working on a fix to their Alexa devices after users noticed instances of random laughter coming from the device. The company said it intends to change the hot phrase to "Alexa, can you laugh?" to make it less likely to be mixed up with other short phrases. "I've seen so many sci-fi movies that start exactly like that", said another user on Twitter, suggesting that Amazon devices have been misfiring in more ways than one.

And now there are reports Alexa has randomly started laughing. Amazon reached out with a further explanation upon inquiry stating "In rare circumstances, Alexa can mistakenly hear the phrase "Alexa, laugh".

In an attached video, listeners can clearly hear Alexa's laugh come out of a JBL Bluetooth speaker paired to an Amazon Echo Dot.

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A Twitter user wrote: 'I think it's Skynet starting up! It is activated by saying the word "Alexa" or "Amazon", then a command like "play music". Anybody else ever have that?

"Just brainstorming some blackmirror titles while Alexa laughs maniacally in the distance", a Netflix tweet said, alongside a picture of a book shop overlaid with The Bookstore That Enslaved Humanity.

The laugh has a female voice but it doesn't resemble the voice of Alexa. "It was really creepy".

Amazon said in a statement that the outbursts are because of its smart speakers hearing accidental orders.

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