Amazon’s Alexa apparently has been malfunctioning — and it’s caused quite a shock.
The ecommerce giant’s virtual assistant has been heard laughing in a creepy, maniacal way without being prompted — and it became a trending moment on Twitter Wednesday.
Amazon Alexa is apparently creepily laughing at random times. Which is basically the exact opposite of what the AI industry needed in a news cycle right now.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) March 7, 2018
“‘Cameras and software do not have emotions, and it is safe to say that they never will.’ one of my student arguments from their midterm that I put here to ponder in 10 years when my camera laughs at me… what is that?… Alexa already laughs at you randomly…” tweeted Andrew Bell, a “data nerd” in Richmond, Virginia.
Amazon’s Alexa devices have creepily started laughing at people for no reason. pic.twitter.com/JRq1yV0oFO
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) March 7, 2018
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 7, 2018
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