Does Alexa laughing "randomly" creep you out?

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    Does Alexa laughing "randomly" creep you out?

    Could Alexa be smarter than we realize?

    If it happened to me I would probably crush Alexa with a hammer.

    “In rare circumstances, Alexa can mistakenly hear the phrase ‘Alexa, laugh,’” when other words are spoken, Amazon said in an emailed statement. “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.’”

    Amazon Knows Why Alexa Was Laughing at Its Customers - The New York Times
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    I don't have one, but you can bet your bottom dollar I would lose my mind if it did that around me. I'm quite distrustful of technology despite being in IT, and Alexa laughing at me out of the blue feels like the beginning of a slope to:


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    Reminds me of something I saw not too long ago...

    I told my wife we had to get rid of the Echo.

    She asked why and I told her I thought it was listening to us.

    My wife laughed.

    I laughed.

    Alexa laughed.

    I shot the Echo.

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    You're kidding yourself if you think that machine isn't listening to everything it can and collecting data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    You're kidding yourself if you think that machine isn't listening to everything it can and collecting data.
    Of course it is and it is all tucked away in some computer databases with your assigned NSA, Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook numbers on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Of course it is and it is all tucked away in some computer databases with your assigned NSA, Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook numbers on it.

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    Web browsers use your search history to give you specific ads while you're visiting websites. Why would a company like amazon not try to collect as much data as possible and use special algorithms to influence you the next time that you're on their site.

    This isn't big brother watching you. This is Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    You're kidding yourself if you think that machine isn't listening to everything it can and collecting data.
    Your stupid if you have/own one.

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    Its not just Alexa...

    Ends with a comment that deserves a language warning.


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    My alexa was spinning the other day for no reason. I said "alexa what are you doing?" she actually answered and said "I'm learning how to help you better." then it promptly stopped spinning. I think the little witch was spying on us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Your stupid if you have/own one.
    The irony.

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    I hope this does not run afoul of TOS since it is a meme. But its related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear the Nation View Post
    My alexa was spinning the other day for no reason. I said "alexa what are you doing?" she actually answered and said "I'm learning how to help you better." then it promptly stopped spinning. I think the little witch was spying on us!
    Sounds like Alexa was testing you Fear.

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