Users report unprompted laughter from Amazon Alexa devices

Alexa has started randomly laughing and it's freaking people out

Many users of Alexa-enabled devices have been reporting hearing unexplained and unprompted laughter from the digital assistant.

"We're aware of this and working to fix it", Amazon said in a statement to The Verge.

According to user reports online, Alexa appears to be laughing without being prompted. The same can no longer be said for Amazon Echo's Alexa...

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed reported that a number of people have had their Alexa speakers start laughing for no apparent reason.

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

In this another step towards our imminent demise?

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Amazon had no comment on what, exactly, the problem is, or when it might be fixed.

The Alexa program is also built into countless third-party devices, like JBL speakers, and one user shared footage that shows the laugh activating automatically.

Short of little Carol Anne speaking from inside the TV in the 1982 classic "Poltergeist", it's tough to imagine something we'd rather hear less than Alexa just chuckling out of nowhere on the kitchen counter.

"I will call "Alexa" and the light turns on and goes off immediately after, giving me no time to say anything".

Other Alexa users have made similar complaints. "Our Alexa lit up and laughed for no reason". It sounded like a real person. Was he afraid? "There's a good chance I get murdered tonight", he added. As the Reddit user noted, "Turns out "patio off" sounds like "how do you laugh". "No indication on the app that the device heard any command".

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