Amazon's Alexa voice assistant won't stop randomly laughing

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Amazon's Alexa has been letting out an unprompted, creepy crackle - startling users of the best-selling voice assistant.

Indeed, The Verge reached out to Amazon and a spokesperson said that technicians are aware of the issue and are "working to fix it".

One person said on Twitter that he told his Alexa to turn his lights off and instead heard a woman laugh.

Functionality is available across all Alexa devices, including Amazon's own Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Dot. However some users are reporting that Alexa is laughing and the giggles happen at odd hours and with no user prompt.

To set up voice control for Deezer, set it as your default music streaming service within the Amazon Alexa app and you're away.

"There's a good chance I get murdered tonight". The device is created to respond to requests and questions from user, and functions as a radio and alarm as well. It sounded like a real person. Amazon sold about 11 million Echo devices containing Alexa by the end of 2016.

While my Echo device has lit up and responded to random noises in my home a few times, I've never experienced the laughing issue.

It's also not unheard of to have people talk to users through their Echo devices.

Others reported the laugh occurring when they asked Alexa to perform a different task, such as playing music.

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