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Users report unprompted laughter from Amazon Alexa devices

By Daniel Uria
Amazon said it working on a fix for Alexa voice-enabled products, like the Echo Dot pictured here, that have been playing sounds of laughter unprompted. Photo by HeikoAL/Pixabay
Amazon said it working on a fix for Alexa voice-enabled products, like the Echo Dot pictured here, that have been playing sounds of laughter unprompted. Photo by HeikoAL/Pixabay

March 7 (UPI) -- Amazon said Wednesday is investigating reports of Echo home speakers emitting sounds of laughter without being prompted.

Some users said Amazon's Alexa voice-based digital assistant began laughing in response to unrelated commands, Bloomberg reported.

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Alexa is programmed to laugh, but only if specifically asked to do so.

Amazon issued a statement to The Verge, saying it is working on a solution for the unexplained bug.

"We're aware of this and working to fix it," the company said.

Amazon didn't provide a window for when the fix will be implemented, but can push updates to Alexa automatically.

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