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The Morning Brew: Alexa goes a little crazy

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Alexa gets weird 

Amazon's Alexa has become a popular home accessory in recent years. People can ask her what time it is, what the weather will be like tomorrow or order dog food.

But sometimes having a virtual companion in your house can be a little too "Hal 9000" for some.  


And now there are reports Alexa has randomly started laughing. From CNET: 

Does Alexa have something diabolical in store for her human owners?

That might explain the eerie laughing she's been doing all by herself, with no bidding.

Amazon confirmed on Wednesday that devices enabled with its smart assistant are emitting disturbing cackles. "We're aware of this and working to fix it," a rep for the company said in an email.

News of the disquieting titters began surfacing recently on social media.

Here are a couple of examples from Twitter: 


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