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Alexa’s ‘creepy’ giggle fixed, says Amazon

Owners of Amazon Echo inclination with the voice-enabled partner had reported conference them giggle at unexpected moments, with some job the sound “really creepy”.

@CaptHandlebar posted on Twitter: “So Alexa motionless to giggle incidentally while we was in the kitchen. Freaked @SnootyJuicer and we out. we suspicion a child was shouting behind me.”

In a statement, Amazon said: “In singular circumstances, Alexa can incorrectly hear the word ‘Alexa, laugh.’

“We are changing that word to be ‘Alexa, can you laugh?’ which is reduction likely to have fake positives, and we are disabling the brief tongue ‘Alexa, laugh.’

Amazon Echo
Some users have called the giggle ‘really creepy’

“We are also changing Alexa’s response from simply delight to ‘Sure, we can laugh’ followed by laughter,” it added.

The company says the fix has already been rolled out.

@kylefitzy8 summed up many users’ response, posting: “WHY DID MY ALEXA JUST LAUGH OUT OF THE BLUE?!?!?!?

Like Apple’s Siri, Alexa is a manageable digital partner built into several Amazon devices. It is activated by observant the word “Alexa” or “Amazon”, then a authority like “play music”.

But some users reported that the delight occurred but Alexa being stirred to wake.

@DavidSven said: “Having an bureau review about flattering trusted things and Alexa just laughed. Anybody else ever have that? It didn’t carillon as if we had incidentally triggered her to wake. She simply just laughed. It was really creepy.”

Others have claimed it happened when it was asked to perform opposite tasks, such as personification music.

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