Amazon working on fix for Alexa's unprompted laughter

by Dominic Parks March 8, 2018, 1:59
Amazon working on fix for Alexa's unprompted laughter

"WHY DID MY ALEXA JUST LAUGH OUT OF THE BLUE?!?!?!?" wrote one user on Twitter.

"We're aware of this and working to fix it", Amazon said in a statement, confirming the issue.

In a thread on Reddit, at least two users reported experiencing similar, unprompted laughing from Alexa but did not provide a timeframe for when the incident occurred.

"Alexa, please don't kill me".

"So Alexa made a decision to laugh randomly while I was in the kitchen", the user CaptHandlebar wrote.

Are you experiencing this creepy Alexa laugh on any of your Alexa enabled devices? "We had the Dot laugh several times and it wasn't the laugh Alexa produces, but definitely sounded like a canned laugh, not like someone laughing live". But it's unlikely that Alexa has become sentient and is intentionally frightening users with the laughs.

PNB Scam: ICICI Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank Shikha Sharma Summoned
ICICI Bank led the 31-bank consortium that extended credit to the tune of Rs 5,280 crore to Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Group . However, this did not stop the federal probe agency, the CBI, from questioning its Executive Director NS Kanan last week .

We're very excited to launch Deezer with Alexa in 66 countries and across a wide range of Alexa supported devices. My wife was there when it happened and she is the only person who can drop-in.

And this is why I'll never become so lazy that I can't get up to flip a switch myself.

Deezer is now available on Amazon's Alexa, joining other streaming services accessible through the voice recognition home speaker like Spotify, TuneIn and Amazon's own Prime Music.

"I live alone and have lights controlled by Amazon Echo", he began.

Over the past few days, there have been countless reports where Alexa users are claiming that the device is laughing without being prompted to wake. "No indication on the app that the device heard any command".


TOP News

Killed, 80 Injured In Attacks In Burkina Faso
He expressed his profound sympathy to the families of the victims and wished a speedy and full recovery to the injured. The neighborhood also houses other embassies, the prime minister's office and United Nations offices.

USA steel tariff might harm Houston petro sector
Trump supposedly aimed this blow at China , but seems to have hit Canada , and in the process, he's shaking the world . Trump "made clear that this would be an across-the-board tariff with no exclusions", the official told reporters.

UFC 222 Results: Cyborg Dominates, Ortega Stuns Edgar
Opposite him was Edgar, looking all business, pacing back and forth, just itching for the bell to ring. With a title shot for the victor , Edgar and Ortega entered the octagon with a lot on the line.

REI suspends relationship with Vista Outdoor after anti-NRA boycott
This time around, it was more emotional and opinions were all over the place. "We speak about living in an exponential world", Mr. Labistour said thousands of the co-op chain's members pressured the company to ditch Vista following the Parkland massacre.

SpaceX hits 50 Falcon 9 launches with overnight Space Coast liftoff
Thus, space enthusiasts can watch it online on SpaceX's website which has already displayed the upcoming launch on March 6. The mission is the latest example of SpaceX bringing a commercial launch and an worldwide customer back to Cape Canaveral.

Wall Street drops: Aus market to open lower
USA markets have had worse days - this week, in fact - so a 71 point fall for the Dow could be counted as an acceptable outcome. The Dow gave up 4.3%, its biggest monthly drop in more than two years and paring its advance over the past 12 months to 20%.

CAUGHT: CMU student wanted for fatal shooting of parents arrested
Emanuel Chris Welch, a representative in the IL legislature, identified Davis Sr.as an officer of the Bellwood Police Department. One student who said he knew the suspect told the campus newspaper, Central Michigan Life , that Davis Jr. was a "quiet kid." .

US Aircraft Carrier Visits Vietnam, Sends Message to China
Fuller, the commander of the Carl Vinson strike group, whose father served in Vietnam. Byrd in Cam Ranh Bay - the logistics hub of US forces during the Vietnam War.

Merkel vows swift return to work for govt to boost Europe
Fiercely opposed to her open-door refugee policy, Spahn has advocated a sharp conservative shift to coax back voters from the AfD. But after Merkel's attempt to cobble together a government with two smaller parties failed, the SPD relented.

Kylie Jenner shares first full picture of Stormi
Of course, Kylie is super excited to show off her baby girl so she quickly shared the video on other social media sites. My handsome and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn't wait to share this blessing.