Several people who own Amazon'sEcho speakers have reported a unusual bug: The Alexa voice assistant has been laughing for apparently no reason.
Twitter user Kamo Boomin says that his Amazon Echo (which uses Alexa) started talking "totally unprompted" and he realized it was "listing off local cemeteries and funeral homes".
That said, music will become an increasingly key part of the company's Alexa play as more and more companies like Sony and Sonos continue to add the smart assistant to their own speakers.
The CEO of cloud services provider Box, Aaron Levie, said, "Amazon Alexa is apparently creepily laughing at random times".
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Reports of the odd behavior by Amazon's AI-based speaker started towards the end of February some Echo owners reported that their devices appeared to start laughing for no reason.
The way Amazon has approached the fix leads us to believe they think users are accidentally triggering the laugh command.
'The laugh wasn't in the Alexa voice. There are other devices such as HP Inc. personal computers and certain modems that work with Alexa, but the problem appears to be limited to the Amazon Echo and the smaller Echo Dot. Instead users will have to resort to asking, "Alexa, can you laugh?" "She didn't even say anything, just laughed".
The apparent malfunction seems to have first come to light in February 2018, as videos of Alexa spontaneously producing a childlike cackle began cropping up on Twitter. "We are also changing Alexa's response from simply laughter to 'Sure, I can laugh, ' followed by laughter", Amazon said.
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