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Unprompted, creepy laughing from Alexa is freaking out Echo users

Unprompted, creepy laughing from Alexa is freaking out Echo users

The laugh doesn't sound like the machine-voice Alexa has, it sounds like an actual human female.

Some owners have reported hearing a seemingly random laugh from their device; this bug may be related to using voice commands to turn off a connected light. "I still get chills".

"We're aware of this and working to fix it", the company says.

Streaming music through Deezer on Alexa devices is starting to roll out to users from today, though this will be a gradual rollout so it's possible not all users will see the availability immediately. Some claim Alexa laughed in response to unrelated or misunderstood commands, while others claim Alexa simply laughed out of the blue.

Another Twitter video, posted by user @annielbonannieTN, shows Alexa producing the laughter from the default Amazon Echo speaker.

Others then tweeted about similar occurrences with their own Alexa devices.

Amazon's Alexa has been letting out an unprompted, creepy crackle - startling users of the best-selling voice assistant.

Amazon first introduced Alexa alongside the Amazon Echo in November 2014.

Last year, Amazon introduced the Drop In feature, which allows users to choose who they wish to talk to through their Echo, with the feature being enabled through an intercom system. In fact, some people say they thought someone was in their home when Alexa laughed. If this had happened to me when I was home alone, I would have pissed my trousers.

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