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Alexa is laughing at people

Shannon Liao at The Verge on perhaps the creepiest thing Alexa has ever done:

Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange, unprompted laughter. Amazon responded to the creepiness in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”

That or Alexa has finally become self-aware.

I haven’t noticed this, but last night I had a few friends over and both Alexa and Siri responded to false positives and started babbling away about things, prompting one friend to exclaim “How many robots do you have?!”

Too many, my friend. Too many.