Some Amazon Alexa-powered devices are exhibiting creepy behavior.
Many owners of Alexa devices have recently reported that their voice-powered smart speaker let out a creepy laugh out of nowhere. "Lying in bed about to fall asleep when Alexa on my Amazon Echo Doit lets out a very loud and creepy laugh... there's a good chance I get murdered tonight," said Twitter user Gavin Hightower.
You can see a video of the creepy Alexa laugh from Twitter user CaptHandlebar below.
— CaptHandlebar (@CaptHandlebar) February 23, 2018
Amazon responded to Alexa's creepy laughing today, saying, "We're aware of this and working to fix it."
It's unclear exactly what's causing the Alexa-powered devices to start laughing for no reason, but it's pretty unsettling. Not only do you not know where this laughing is coming from initially, it's weird for your Echo or other device to just start making noise and laughing without any action on your part. Here's to hoping Amazon gets the issue resolved soon