Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange and unprompted laughter from their devices. As noted in media reports and a trending Twitter moment, Alexa laughs without being prompted to wake.
According to a statement to The Verge, Amazon said “we're aware of this and working to fix it.”
The Twitter user CaptHandlebar was one of the first to report of the bizarre incident tweeting “so Alexa decided to laugh randomly while I was in the kitchen. Freaked @SnootyJuicer and I out. I thought a kid was laughing behind me.”
— CaptHandlebar (@CaptHandlebar) February 23, 2018
Since the incident, dozens of other Alexa users have reported of the laughing instances.