- Users say their Alexa-enabled devices won’t stop laughing at random times
- One user said they were sleeping and an Amazon Echo Dot laughed unprompted
- Alexa is programmed in many voice-activated devices with a preset laugh
- Amazon has yet to respond to inquiries trying to get to the bottom of the issue
There are plenty of stories of artificial intelligence gone wrong.
But recent reports from owners of Amazon Alexa devices are being called ‘bone chillingly creepy.’
Some users say their Alexa-enabled gadgets start laughing totally unprompted.
Owners of the voice-activated speaker are starting to get seriously freaked out over Alexa’s creepy laugh, which they say often rings out through the house unprompted by any commands. Others claim they’ve heard an eerily human-like version of a laugh that’s different than one of the preprogrammed laughs Alexa is capable of. Others still report instances of pure insubordination, alleging that their Alexa device will often refuse to obey commands, with one user saying that Alexa refused to keep their lights off..