Amazon Echo users are telling some pretty terrifying stories about Alexa
I like to think I’m a pretty brave chick. I watch every horror movie I can get my hands on and they rarely cause me to lose sleep. I’ve even toured supposedly haunted buildings overnight in the hopes of catching a glimpse of a ghost. I’m not what you’d call easily rattled, but even I draw the line at a robot voice laughing at me randomly and looking up potential funeral homes without being asked.
Freakily enough, that’s all stuff that some Amazon Echo owners are claiming to be experiencing while using Alexa, the brand’s version of Suri, who’s supposed to help you with all manner of tasks and not scare the shit out of you. Just listen to this eerie giggle and try not to run screaming.
LOLOLOL NOPE. But apparently, the creepy and unsolicited laughter is a thing that’s happening to a number of Alexa users.
Sure is, Roy! I’d be tossing her into a wood chipper for good measure.
Alexa is supposed to laugh if you tell her a joke, but what’s funny about refusing to answer your question and then doing an evil chuckle instead? NOTHING that’s what.
What in the god damn hell.
Or just set the entire house on fire with Alexa inside, Gavin — not that anything will kill her, probably.
Great question, Kyle! Hopefully, you live to find out.
It’s been a good run, time to apartment hunt.
Witch-like laughs and a mind of its own, you say? Fuck that forever.
This whole situation is just an absolute pile of nope, to be honest.
Alexa can help with anything, y’all. Even getting a head start on planning your funeral!
You take both dogs and you run. Run and never look back.
Read this little tale if you don’t want to ever sleep again.
JESUS CHRIST DUDE. We need an old priest and a young priest or maybe just a sledgehammer.
What the shit, David? Couldn’t you keep that to yourself so I’m not up at 3am having a mild panic attack?
Yes. That’s how you survive the uprising of the robots. Unplug that shit and forget you ever heard her name.
In the meantime, know that the good folks at Amazon are trying to get this horror show dealt with. In a statement to The Verge, they said “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”
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