If you’re like me, Amazon’s “intelligent personal assistant” Alexa makes scheduling everyday tasks really convenient, but Alexa’s (I guess we could say) personality is starting to creep people out. It hasn’t happened to mine or my roommates Amazon Echo yet, but some owners are starting to get seriously freaked out by Alexa’s creepy laugh.
Twitter is full of tweets with different experiences from users.
Having an office conversation about pretty confidential stuff and Alexa just laughed. Anybody else ever have that?
It didn’t chime as if we had accidentally triggered her to wake. She simply just laughed. It was really creepy.
— David Woodland (@DavidSven) March 1, 2018
so my mom & I are just sitting in the living room, neither of us said a word & our Alexa lit up and laughed for no reason. she didn’t even say anything, just laughed.
we unplugged her.
— taylor wade (@taylorkatelynne) March 5, 2018
Lying in bed about to fall asleep when Alexa on my Amazon Echo Dot lets out a very loud and creepy laugh… there’s a good chance I get murdered tonight.
— Gavin Hightower (@GavinHightower) February 26, 2018
Me: dead silent
Alexa, unprompted: “what’s that massive fireball streaking across the sky” ☄ pic.twitter.com/ILiBzjNVTd
— Kaitlin Monte FOX26 (@kaitlinmonte) March 2, 2018
Even Jimmy Kimmel felt like he needed to chime in and test it out, and it’s actually pretty frightening, especially if you were home alone.
Amazon responded in a statement to The Verge, explaining: “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”
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