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Alexa’s Listing Funeral Homes…Without Asking

Amazon’s Alexa is scaring the hell out of people. Read at your own risk.

Washington, D.C –

Reports began surfacing Wednesday of a very scary malfunction with the ‘Alexa’ software. Users began reporting that the smart device has begun laughing randomly and disobeying commands.

“We’re aware of this and working to fix it,” Amazon confirmed the issue. It was later revealed that Amazon may mistakenly hear the ‘Alexa, laugh’ command and proceeds to laugh. The company plans to make necessary changes, “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.”

The scariest part is that Amazon Echo began listing local funeral homes and cemeteries without being asked to do so.


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