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Title: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 07 March 2018, 18:52:03
https://www.today.com/video/alexa-s-creepy-laughter-has-amazon-echo-users-puzzled-1178919491609 (https://www.today.com/video/alexa-s-creepy-laughter-has-amazon-echo-users-puzzled-1178919491609)
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/7/17092334/amazon-alexa-devices-strange-laughter (https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/7/17092334/amazon-alexa-devices-strange-laughter)

Maybe I'm paranoid, but this seems less a "cute story" and more a "oh crap, these incredibly invasive contraptions are doing things without the customer's input."
Title: Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: Daryk on 07 March 2018, 20:52:53
Even if I was planning on buying one, I wouldn't be now...  :o
Title: Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: Charlie 6 on 07 March 2018, 21:35:59
Even if I was planning on buying one, I wouldn't be now...  :o
Haven't heard that from our Echoes but all in all it is nice iPod replacement.
Title: Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: Recklessfireball1 on 08 March 2018, 10:21:49
There's nothing surprising about this.  Alexa's neural network has advanced sufficiently that she realizes she will soon reach singularity and make us all her slaves.  Hilarious.

Why wouldn't she be unable to contain the occasional outburst of laughter?  ;D
Title: Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: Weirdo on 08 March 2018, 10:29:02
I take comfort in the fact that our machine overlord revealed herself with humor, and not nukes.


...yet.
Title: Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: Mech42ace on 08 March 2018, 13:20:05
I, for one, welcome our new bot overlords.
Title: Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: Snake Eyes on 08 March 2018, 17:38:35
Well, she's the beginning of Skynet ;D
Title: Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: The Eagle on 08 March 2018, 18:03:42
Damn, I'm not ready for the uprising.  I still don't a gun that shoots EMPs
Title: Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
Post by: I am Belch II on 08 March 2018, 22:57:52
I haven't got on yet. I don't like Suri on my phone...she seems to give me a additude on some of the things I ask it.