A growing movement on Twitter has people sharing experiences about their Amazon Alexa creepily laughing at them throughout the day — and night.
“We’re aware of this and working to fix it,” Amazon told The Verge Wednesday.
Users are understandably freaked out by the glitch and have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns. Some are blaming ghosts; others are claiming it’s the beginning of robots taking over the world.
Alexa’s random laughter might not be funny when you’re home alone, but Twitter is definitely finding the humor in it. See some of the best responses below:
Lemme tell you this: if anything in my house — Alexa, Siri, my dishwasher— starts laughing at me for an unexplained reason, it’s going out the window.
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) March 7, 2018
If my Amazon Alexa starts cackling in the middle of the night it goes in the trash. I’m not mentally strong enough for that.
— Mac Mecoy (@MMecoy) March 7, 2018
Amazon Alexa is apparently creepily laughing at random times. Which is basically the exact opposite of what the AI industry needed in a news cycle right now.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) March 7, 2018
Oh sure when Alexa starts laughing randomly it’s “creepy” and “offputting” but when I do it it’s “even worse”.
— WHAT?!? (@RChimp) March 7, 2018
— Natalie Hess (@Nat_Hess) March 7, 2018
I don’t mind the laughing as much as I mind Alexa saying, “Ugh, here we go,” every time I walk into the room
— Ron Ebest (@Ron_Ebest) March 7, 2018
— LeanneDrews (@AnnieDrews) March 7, 2018
I told my mom about the amazon echo thing and that it’s been laughing randomly and she goes “maybe she’s having a nervous breakdown because everyone’s bothering her. Maybe she needs a Xanax” @amazon @amazonecho care to comment?
— Ashley — (@ashleymsch) March 7, 2018
If Alexa had started crying instead, would it be any less horrifying? #alexalaugh
— B Tait Washburn (@kinda_writing) March 7, 2018
— ZMohdBSN (@ZMohdBSN) March 7, 2018
The bug isn’t that Alexa is laughing at you; it’s that you can hear it now
— Nathan Edwards (1985) ????? (@nedwards) March 7, 2018