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Alexa's Laugh: Amazon Is Working on a Fix for Random Noises

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 05:18 PM

Alexa seems to be laughing at random some users of Echo home speakers running the voice-based digital assistant have reported in recent days, and Amazon said it is working to fix the glitch.

Some people have said the laughter happened in response to unrelated commands, while others reported that it occurred unprompted.

It’s not clear what is causing the bug, but Alexa is indeed programmed to laugh if specifically asked to do so. An Amazon representative confirmed the problem and said the Seattle-based company is working on a remedy. "We’re aware of this and working to fix it," Amazon said.

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

To contact the reporter on this story: Mark Gurman in San Francisco at mgurman1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Molly Schuetz

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Amazon Inc. said it is working on a fix for strange laughing noises some users of Echo home speakers running the Alexa voice-based digital assistant have reported in recent days.
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