AMAZONS ALEXA IS RANDOMLY LAUGHING & PPL ARE FREAKED OUT

Some people are reporting that Amazon's Alexa is freaking them out by randomly laughing.  Sometimes she does it out of nowhere, and sometimes she does it when you ask her a question.  So it sounds like she's gone psycho.   So far Amazon hasn't given a great explanation of why it's happening, but they're changing Alexa's code so that it's harder to make her laugh by saying something that she misunderstands as a command to laugh.

As if that wasn't bizarre enough, Amazon also has a 'Laugh Box' skill, which lets users play different types of laughter, such as a 'baby laugh' or a 'sinister laugh.'

It's been reported on several occasions that Alexa-enabled devices can be triggered by ambient noises or sounds that go off in the same room, such as commercials. 

Last month, an Echo owner complained that a commercial had a man asking Alexa to order him some cat food. 

The command prompted his Echo to order him cat food, which he clearly didn't want.  

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