Amazon promises to fix Alexa's witch like laugh

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Mar 10 2018 16:24

TECHNOLOGY- E-Commerce giant Amazon has promised to fix a creepy crackle coming from its best seeling voice assistant Alexa, starling users.

Users have complained that Alexa sometimes gives an eerie laugh. This happens even when the device is switched off and in some cases when Alexa is asked to perform a different task.

Amazon said in a statement, "We’re aware of this and working to fix it."

"In rare circumstances, Alexa can mistakenly hear the phrase 'Alexa, laugh'.

"We are changing that phrase to be 'Alexa, can you laugh?' which is less likely to have false positives, and we are disabling the short utterance 'Alexa, laugh'.

"We are also changing Alexa's response from simply laughter to 'sure, I can laugh' followed by laughter."

Alexa is Amazon's voice assistant which gets activated when a suer uses word Alexa or Amazon.