Amazon responded to the deviant behavior in a statement to The Verge, saying the company is "aware of this and working to fix it". One Twitter user said their Amazon Echo suddenly began listing names of local funeral homes and cemeteries, also unprompted.
This basically means that all smart speakers and devices that run Alexa will now be able to ask her to play their music from Deezer.
Amazon's Alexa is responding without command and its freaking people out
"I was trying to turn off some lights and they kept turning back on". The laugh doesn't sound like the machine-voice Alexa has, it sounds like an actual human female.
Short of little Carol Anne speaking from inside the TV in the 1982 classic "Poltergeist", it's tough to imagine something we'd rather hear less than Alexa just chuckling out of nowhere on the kitchen counter.
And while Alexa may be a great personal assistant, customers and users of the device got a bit more than they bargained for when they noticed a change in Alexa's behavior.
One user suggested the issue likely stemmed from a misheard command or conversation that Alexa interpreted as a command. Based on the reports, it doesn't seem to happen at any particular time or after any particular event.