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Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« on: 07 March 2018, 18:52:03 »
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

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."
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« Reply #1 on: 07 March 2018, 20:52:53 »
Even if I was planning on buying one, I wouldn't be now...  :o

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Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« Reply #4 on: 08 March 2018, 10:29:02 »
I take comfort in the fact that our machine overlord revealed herself with humor, and not nukes.


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Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« Reply #5 on: 08 March 2018, 13:20:05 »
I, for one, welcome our new bot overlords.
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Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« Reply #6 on: 08 March 2018, 17:38:35 »
Well, she's the beginning of Skynet ;D

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Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« Reply #7 on: 08 March 2018, 18:03:42 »
Damn, I'm not ready for the uprising.  I still don't a gun that shoots EMPs
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Re: Alexa is laughing (Amazon Echo)
« Reply #8 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.
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