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

08 Marcha, 2018, 00:44 | Author: Enrique Watson
  • Deezer subscribers can use voice commands to call up their music library on Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices

"I'd rather it laugh at me tbh", tweeted user @HeyItsKamo.

Amazon is working on a fix after users reported Alexa-enabled devices giggling out of nowhere or after being asked to do something else, CNBC reported. "I still get chills".

Amazon responded to requests for comment by saying that the company was aware of the issue and is now "working to fix it".

Rival voice-activated devices have been launched onto the market to compete with Alexa in the previous year including the Google Home and Apple HomePod.

Amazon's (amzn) acknowledgement of the issue comes after several people have reported on Twitter and Reddit that their Amazon Echo speakers have started laughing, for no apparent reason.

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Reports are surfacing of Amazon virtual assistant devices laughing at random times.

Amazon has 18.4% market share, Google has 18.4%, and the remaining 9.7% goes to Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana-powered speakers that are made by other companies.

Additional users complained of the same problem in the ensuing days, including one who claimed his Alexa went off as he was dozing off to sleep. These bouts of laughter could be a byproduct of Echo devices mistakenly hearing their wake words in the muffled sounds of a home.

A number of users have also left negative reviews on the official Amazon Echo page on the Amazon website, where users can purchase the device.

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



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