If you've seen Terminator, you'll know that it's only a matter of time before we make machines so advanced that they rise up against us. They're already beating us at Jeopardy and chess. Despite the threat of a mechanical revolution, we're all more than happy to put home assistants like Amazon's Echo in our homes to make ordering groceries that little bit easier.
But that might be about to change. Why? Because the voice of Amazon's Echo, Alexa, has started laughing at people when they issue her with commands and has even been laughing when no orders have been issued. Which is terrifying.
Amazon confirmed that it is working to fix an issue with the device after The Verge initially reported the odd behavior, though they didn't provide any further details on the issue. Unsurprisingly, social media users have been pretty creeped out by their home assistants laughing at them.
One user even reported that their Alexa started listing off local funeral homes at random.
Even Elon Musk seems to think it's the end.
We went too far, humanity.
If anyone wants to start organizing the human resistance now, we're happy to talk.
Alexa is laughing at a lot of people.
Do you think this is the end?
"Either I'm super high or my Alexa just laughed," said one person on Twitter. Well, I'll be damned. I'd love to one day be so high my artificial intelligence device laughs on command. In the privacy of my head. But I don't think my Google Home will be doing that any time soon. At least not based on these terribly angry Tweets that responded to Alexa's questionably scary behavior.
Hope you're ready for the apocalypse, people. I'm definitely not. Until then, just stay away from these devices? I guess?
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