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Amazon Echo Is Randomly Laughing at People

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  1. Melody Bot

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    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    Shannon Liao, writing at The Verge:


    Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange, unprompted laughter. Amazon responded to the creepiness in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”

    As noted in media reports and a trending Twitter moment, Alexa laughs without being prompted to wake. People on Twitter and Reddit reported that they thought it was an actual person laughing near them, which can be scary when you’re home alone. Many responded to the cackling sounds by unplugging their Alexa-enabled devices.

    Cool. Cool. Not creepy at all.

     
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  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Hahahaha, wow. Mine hasn't done this yet, but good to know it might!
     
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  3. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    OMG creepy af
     
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  4. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Real life Black Mirror episode coming soon
     
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  5. Youarcade

    Trusted Prestigious

    It's happening
     
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  6. shawnhyphenray

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    That’s awesome haha
     
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  7. CSWAPPO

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    WOW!
     
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  8. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    The laughter is from God herself.
     
  9. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    I mean this has to be the start of computers becoming sentient, right?
     
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  10. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    My little brother is a sentient computer.
     
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  11. Bayside 182

    Wolverine Supporter

    Weird....Does anyone else have this issue? I subscribe to the Amazon music unlimited service but like 50-75% of the time I ask it to play a specific album, it says "Would like me to add a station for xxxxx to your pandora account" Then me yelling at it ensues. It's stuff that is definitely on Amazon music.
     
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  12. somethingwitty

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    Happened to my mothers echo that bought her for Xmas. She was in the living room and she heard it echoing out in the kitchen and it terrified her because she was home alone.

    She called my brother in tears thinking someone was in the house.
     
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  13. marissalg

    Regular Supporter

    This happened to me when I was at an air bnb back in September! It was so freaky.
     
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  14. shogunTORTOISE

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    It begins....
     
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  15. TerrancePryor

    twitter.com/terrancepryor Prestigious

     
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  16. Yellowcard2006

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    *Alexa becomes self-aware*

    *Amazon Engineer calls it a bug*

    *Alexa disagrees says no amazon you are the bug*
     
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  17. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    That's hilarious. Sadly, Amazon has already patched it. I wanted to freak my wife out.
     
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  18. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    My 10 month old says Momma, Dadda, Bubba (brother) ...................and Alexa.
     
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  19. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    This, those robo dogs from a couple weeks ago opening a door, it begins.
     
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  20. ReginaPhilange

    FKA Jacob Prestigious

    ah now I gotta get one to practice my standup routine~
     
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  21. thenewmatthewperry

    performative angry black man Prestigious

    Read an article today about how autonomous vehicle companies are considering making remote control centers where people take over your car when it can no longer drive itself...
     
  22. slickdtc

    Regular Supporter

    It already happened.

    I don’t think there was any stopping it, to be honest.
     
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