Alexa, why are you laughing at me?

In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Amazon Echo Spots are displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle. The round version of the Echo Show has its own 2.5-inch display that can provide visual information, such as the weather or a clock face. It also provides access to Alexa and supports optional video-calling support. Once people get their first smart product, they are likely to buy more. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Is Alexa laughing at you?

In the past few days, some users of Echo home speakers running’s Alexa voice-based digital assistant have reported hearing strange laughing noises at random. Some people have said the laughter happened in response to unrelated commands, while others reported that it occurred unprompted.

It’s unclear what is causing the bug, but Alexa is indeed programmed to laugh if specifically asked to do so.

“We’re aware of this and working to fix it,” an Amazon representative said.


The Seattle-based company didn’t say when the fix would be deployed. Amazon can push updates to the voice service automatically.