Amazon trying to fix bug which makes Alexa laugh randomly

Alexa laughing

It's fixed now, according to Mashable, and you'll have to say, "Alexa, can you laugh" to get a chuckle from your Echo.

Spooky reports of Alexa enabled devices randomly laughing have been appearing over the last few weeks.

A Twitter user wrote: 'I think it's Skynet starting up!

The new features are small ones, but they're part of a larger effort by Amazon to make voice commands through Alexa feel more natural and, frankly, more interesting.

Amazon Echo gadgets have been reading out the names of local cemeteries and laughing threateningly at their owners.

We don't know what percentage of the users who received the random giggles from Alexa actually were close to saying anything like "Alexa, laugh" that it would mistakenly follow the phantom command.

That technology could be a double-edged sword has struck home is a freakish way for the users of Amazon's Echo home speakers based on it AI software Alexa. It was found that many users would hear the laugh after Alexa was asked to turn off or change the lights.

"We use it for the weather in the morning and we always just say goodnight", she says. She simply just laughed.

Thankfully, with Amazon working on a fix for her Britney moment, Alexa is finishing the week on a strong musical note.

The company is hoping innovative voice features will encourage people to adopt its music services over alternatives like Spotify and also Deezer, which gained full Alexa integration today.

So, next time you hear random laughter when you're home alone, check with Alexa first.

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