Amazon’s Alexa has been letting out an unprompted, dreadful chuckle – startling clients of the smash hit voice assistant.
The giggle, depicted by some as “witch like” was accounted for to once in a while occur without the gadget being “woken” up.
Others announced the chuckle happening when they requested that Alexa performed a different task, for example, playing music.
“We’re aware of this and working to fix it,” Amazon said.
Voice assistants like Alexa are intended to react or act just when incited with a wake word, which for this situation is “Alexa” or “Amazon”.
Be that as it may, this evident glitch is going on with no earlier cooperation, spooking Alexa users.
“WHY DID MY ALEXA JUST LAUGH OUT OF THE BLUE?!?!?!?” wrote one user on Twitter.
Another stated: “Lying in bed about to fall asleep when Alexa on my Amazon Echo Dot lets out a very loud and creepy laugh… there’s a good chance I get murdered tonight.”
The utilization of voice assistants in the house is frequently met with alert because of their nature – voice commands are recorded and sent to the cloud for processing, a system that stokes a fear of eavesdropping, unintended or otherwise.
Occurrences like this, where an assistant appears to defy its user, normally promote this worry. So, most clients via social network have responded with humor, drawing parallels with HAL 9000 from the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“I’m sorry, Dave,” the machine famously said. “I’m afraid I can’t do that.”