The company said it intends to change the hot phrase to "Alexa, can you laugh?" to make it less likely to be mixed up with other short phrases. Recently, the company's service has been assaulted by reports of a peculiar bug that seems to affect Amazon Alex.
Don't worry, echo owners-Amazon says Alexa has not become self-aware.
No, you're (probably) not being haunted, it's just Amazon's Alexa voice assistant malfunctioning in a profoundly creepy way. And it looks like the takeover is taking its first steps, because Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices are randomly and creepily laughing at us.More news: Will JT Barrett's Showing In The NFL Combine Affect His NFL Chances?
Making matters worse is that the laughter Alexa uses is not the digital assistant's built-in recording. For some reason, the best-selling voice assistant is letting out an unprompted, creepy cackle or laugh.
The captain wasn't the only one anxious that robots might be coming for us all. It's fixed now, according to Mashable, and you'll have to say, "Alexa, can you laugh" to get a chuckle from your Echo. The developers declared that Alexa might have acted that way because she might have heard something resembling her laughing command.
After the video spread across the internet, Amazon issued a statement in which it called the problem a "technical glitch" that it fixed, so that Alexa would reply that she works for Amazon when asked about her ties to the Central Intelligence Agency.