Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Amazon's Alexa is creeping some users out with an eerie, random laugh

Deezer Alexa support goes live around the globe Deezer music streaming service now supports Alexa voice control
Kim Reese | 08 March, 2018, 02:15

In a statement released to The Verge, Amazon said, "We're aware of this and working to fix it".

But recent reports from owners of Amazon Alexa devices are being called 'bone chillingly creepy'. "The laugh wasn't in the Alexa voice", one Reddit user says. That outage occurred well after the first recorded incident acknowledging Alexa's apparent laughing problem. Amazon's smart speakers can be programmed to respond to a few words: "Alexa" is the most common, but other options like "Echo" and "Amazon" are available as well. "We are changing that phrase to be 'Alexa, can you laugh?' which is less likely to have false positives, and we are disabling the short utterance 'Alexa, laugh'".

As if that wasn't weird enough, Amazon also has a "Laugh Box" skill, which lets users play different types of laughter, such as a "baby laugh" or a 'sinister laugh'.

Streaming Deezer on Alexa will come with a handful of features beyond simply asking Alexa to "play music on Deezer".

United opposition can force Modi on Andhra package : Rahul
TDP MPs also continued to protest outside the Gandhi Statue in Parliament, where they could be seen chanting "We want justice". The leaders held placards which said "Save Andhra Pradesh Save Democracy" and "Follow Alliance Dharma ".

Some Alexa devices unleashed a cackling laugh without any instruction to do so.

The simplest way is to click on this link and then open up the Echo's briefing service in the Amazon Alexa app.

The latest tech device that's got Twitter talking is Amazon's trusty companion and intelligent personal assistant, Alexa.

A number of users have also left negative reviews on the official Amazon Echo page on the Amazon website, where users can purchase the device. Users will be able to ask Alexa to play music for different moods based on genres.

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