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Amazon has figured out what's behind Alexa's random laugh that was freaking people out

It took Amazon several days to figure out the cause of its Alexa digital assistant's freaky, sarcastic chuckles.        

7 ways an Amazon Echo can help you in severe weather

Your Amazon Echo can be a useful tool during severe weather. Discover how Alexa can call for help, track storms, protect your home, and more.        

Alexa Is Randomly Laughing and It's Creeping People Out

We need to talk about Alexa. The Amazon virtual assistant seems to have taken a dark turn in recent days, emitting an evil-sounding laugh to some avid users, Buzzfeed reported on Monday. READ MORE »

How soon is soon? Cortana and Amazon Alexa integration apparently still coming

In August 2017 Microsoft and Amazon announced that the Amazon Alexa voice assistant will soon offer a Cortana skill, allowing Echo owners to access information which is only available via Microsoft’s own voice assistant service. The integration was supposed to arrive in 2017, but the two companies missed that deadline. Show More Summary

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Inside the Alexa Prize James Vlahos | Wired “The fevered quest for conversational AI has pitted Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in a battle for two vital resources. The first is finite: top-shelf PhDs in computer science, who, owing to their scarcity, now command starting salaries well into the six figures. The […]

Universal starts using Amazon's Alexa to answer theme park questions

By Robert Niles: Are you a typer or a talker? That's the big question everyone in the information business is asking about their customers and clients these days. Do people want to ask for information by typing on their computers and...Show More Summary

Alexa Is Laughing at People, Unprompted

Venessa Wong, reporting for BuzzFeed: Owners of Amazon Echo devices with the voice-enabled assistant Alexa have been pretty much creeped out of their damn minds recently. People are reporting that the bot sometimes spontaneously starts...Show More Summary

Alexa Is Freaking The Fuck Out Of Amazon Echo Users With Unprovoked 'Witch-Like' Laughter & Acts Of Defiance!

Go home, Alexa. You're scaring people. Over the past week, many owners of the Amazon Echo are claiming their handy virtual assistant has been creeping them out with random fits of strange laughter. Twitter and Reddit users have been reporting this alarming, "witch-like" cackle coming from their devices — sometimes unprompted or as a bizarre response to [...]

Alexa Briefly Lost Its Voice on Friday

Chris Welch, writing for The Verge: A regional outage impacting Amazon’s servers led to Alexa becoming unresponsive on Echo products and other devices that support the assistant. I tried a simple weather inquiry on the Echo Dot in my living room, and the signature blue ring stayed lit up for about 15 seconds without any answer. Show More Summary

Amazon Gets Serious About Voice-Activated Smart Thermostats, Investing in Ecobee

Smart thermostat maker ecobee picked up another $61 million this week in a Series C round led by Energy Impact Partners. Other participants in the round include the Amazon Alexa Fund, Relay Ventures and Thomvest. Ecobee has raised $146 million over the last decade. Show More Summary

How to take Amazon's Alexa with you in the car

Do you find yourself wishing you had an Echo Dot with you in your car? You need a Roav VIVA by Anker.

Amazon confirms Alexa is randomly laughing at Echo users – but not for long

“The machine is randomly laughing at me,” may sound like the words of a crazy person, but in 2018 it turns out that it’s a tech illness versus a mental one. Today Inc. confirmed widespread reports that Alexa, the “smart” assistant in the company’s Echo smart speakers, is randomly laughing at people. Show More Summary

Amazon's Alexa Appears to Be Pulling a HAL 9000

Amazon is "aware" Alexa is laughing at you and is "working to fix it," the Verge reports. Hold on, what? Starting in February, owners of Alexa-enabled devices began reporting laughter coming from their digital personal assistants, occasionally without any sort of prompting whatsoever. "Lying in bed about to fall asleep...

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Amazon admits Alexa is creepily laughing at people.

Alexa spontaneously laughing at customers, Amazon hopes there’s a fix

HomePod may leave a lot to be desired in its current state (and the occasional wood-stained ring), but we’ve seen no reports of Siri spontaneously laughing for no apparent reason. The same can no longer be said for Amazon Echo’s Alexa… more…

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