Amazon's Alexa Keeps Laughing Randomly And It's Creepy AF

8 March 2018, 11:59

Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo. Picture: Amazon Echo

By James Wilson-Taylor

If you own an Amazon Echo, you are going to definitely want to see this video...

In truly petrifying news, Alexa, the voice of the Amazon Echo device, has begun manically laughing at random. Yes, really.

YouTube user cadnisha recently uploaded a compilation of the Echo laughs that shows just how truly disturbing the sound really is:

Yikes.

Social media users and a few famous faces including Alex Gaskarth and Lili Reinhart have already expressed their horror at Alexa's sudden change of tone:

"And I for one welcome our new robot overlords..."

Amazon gave a statement to The Verge earlier this week acknowledging the problem and confirming that they are currently working on a fix for it.

But, in the meantime, if you don't fancy hearing a random cackle in the middle of the night, maybe just unplug your Echo before you go to sleep.