Users report unprompted laughter from Amazon Alexa devices

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Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing odd and unprompted laughter from their devices.

Amazon says it has heard about the issue and is working on a solution.

Twitter and Reddit users have been reporting this alarming, "witch-like" cackle coming from their devices - sometimes unprompted or as a weird response to requests to turn off the lights.

"I thought a kid was laughing behind me", he said. That outage occurred well after the first recorded incident acknowledging Alexa's apparent laughing problem. The laugh doesn't sound like the machine-voice Alexa has, it sounds like an actual human female.

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Are you experiencing this creepy Alexa laugh on any of your Alexa enabled devices? "After the third request, Alexa stopped responding and instead did an evil laugh", the user wrote. Was he afraid? "There's a good chance I get murdered tonight", he added. Others then tweeted about similar occurrences with their own Alexa devices.

Amazon confirmed on Wednesday that some of its Echo smart speakers were having random - and creepy - fits of laughter.

The amusing commercial at the time featured celebs: Cardi B., Anthony Hopkins, Rebel Wilson and Gordon Ramsay taking over Alexa's commands while giving their own personal opinions on what users requested the assistant to do. "No indication on the app that the device heard any command".

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