Eerie giggling from Alexa is scaring some users



Ever since Amazon ran an ad during the Super Bowl that showed celebrity replacements for virtual assistant Alexa when the latter suffered a bout of laryngitis, it seems that the poor gal has been jinxed. Earlier this month, Alexa went down as some responses were delayed and many inquiries went unanswered. Now, there are reports from owners of devices that have Alexa on board, that she is laughing at users randomly.

So what can Alexa be finding so hilarious? Perhaps she is giddy with the growth in use of Amazon's virtual assistant, which has come from nowhere to arguably become one of the most useful digital helpers in the world along with Google Assistant.

Amazon is aware of the situation and says that it is "working to fix it." Meanwhile, if you own a device that features Alexa, don't be surprised if you hear an eerie sounding laugh coming from the speakers on your device.

You can hear Alexa laughing her chips off, scaring the hell out of many users who have characterized the giggle as witch-like, by clicking on the video at the top of this story.

source: @CaptHandlebar via CNET

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7 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Aliens have hacked ALEXA !

2. kartik.07

Posts: 73; Member since: May 04, 2015

Because humans are fragile species and they don’t know what’s coming for them. -Alexa

3. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

So finally.... AI has surpassed human intelligence and is mocking us now. Better be prepared.

5. Nikolai90

Posts: 50; Member since: May 16, 2017

I can't wait to see AI terminating fragile human species. Must be a great thing worthy of celebration. By the way, hilarious Clinton jinxed Alexa?

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1488; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That feels creepy....

7. itz_charlie01

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 15, 2017

omg same thing happened over here thought it was an Easter egg, hearing this makes me scared i would definitely turn it off

8. Alter

Posts: 212; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

I like it

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