Is Alexa laughing at you?
In the past few days, some users of Echo home speakers running Amazon.com’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.