Alexa Is Randomly Laughing, But Nobody's in on the Joke

  • Alexa Is Randomly Laughing, But Nobody's in on the Joke

Alexa Is Randomly Laughing, But Nobody's in on the Joke

So Alexa made a decision to laugh randomly while I was in the kitchen. "I still get chills".

Indeed, The Verge reached out to Amazon and a spokesperson said that technicians are aware of the issue and are "working to fix it".

Or, if you don't have anything specific in mind that you want to listen to, say "Alexa, play Flow on Deezer" to fire up a "never-ending personal soundtrack" created for you, based on your taste in music.

Most Alexa users, when asking the artificial intelligence to laugh, are greeted with a mild "tee-hee" instead of the cackling shown above.

The short laugh that users have recorded and posted on Twitter consists of three closely-spaced "ha-ha ha's".

The virtual assistant in Amazon's Echo devices has been frightening people with spontaneous laughter, according to multiple social media reports. It sounded like a real person. When asked, "Alexa, how do you laugh?" my Echo replied, "Sure, I can laugh-tee hee!"

Amazon acknowledged on Wednesday that some of its Alexa-enabled devices have developed a new skill: creeping out their owners with unexpected and unwarranted bursts of robotic laughter.

If you own an Amazon Echo, here's how to set up the Echo headlines on your voice-activated device. Multiple people have confirmed that their Echos have "gone rogue" with fits of laughter as if they somehow had their amusing bone tickled.

While my Echo device has lit up and responded to random noises in my home a few times, I've never experienced the laughing issue.