Where is the creepy laugh coming from on Amazon's Alexa?

Amazon Echo Creepy Laugh

Retail goliath Amazon has promised to fix its virtual assistant Alexa after reports the device was randomly laughing at people.

The laughter, which is an intended part of the assistant, is normally triggered when a person says "Alexa laugh".

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.

Amazon has since issued a statement, confirming that it is aware of the problem and is aiming to fix it by changing the voice command for laughter. Few users on Twitter also wondered if the laugh is similar to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos or different!

Users have recently fretted and complained that Alexa would suddenly laugh without any prompt from a human. Meanwhile, you should update your Amazon Echo in order to avoid this creepy bug from emerging.

Laughs ranged from an evil "muahaha!" to a friendlier "hahaha!" As such, it is changing, the command to "Alexa, can you laugh?" and disabling the phrase "Alexa, laugh".

"We got home and, totally unprompted, our Amazon Echo/Alexa started talking".

Plenty of Echo and Echo Dot owners have been complaining that Alexa has been randomly laughing at them without them prompting her to do so. And it's also possible that artificial intelligence is getting a little too intelligent.

If you own an Amazon Alexa-toting speaker and you've heard random laughs in your house, you (probably) don't have any reason to worry. "I'd rather it laugh at me tbh", tweeted user @HeyItsKamo.

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