Alexa's Random Laugh is Freaking Everybody Out

Via  The Verge Every day this week more and more owners of  Alexa have been reporting random, maniacal laughter coming from the smart speaker. It has woken people up and in some cases caused them to think they are not alone in the homes.....(insert dramatic music)

Amazon has released a statement saying they are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. They will disable the phrase, “Alexa, laugh,” and change the command to “Alexa, can you laugh?” “We are also changing Alexa’s response from simply laughter to ‘Sure, I can laugh,’ followed by laughter,” an Amazon spokesperson said.


Hmmmm sounds like a these smart speakers may be smarter than we think. This immediately reminded me of "HAL"in 2001: A Space Odyssey?

 
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