Artificial intelligence technology is quickly becoming the way of the future, with every major tech retailer from Apple to Google to Amazon pioneering the new ways in which we can experience and interact with our devices. For most, Amazon's "intelligent personal assistant" Alexa makes scheduling and controlling everyday tasks a breeze, but some are becoming aware of the darker, spine-tingling quirks of Alexa's...personality.
Owners of the voice-activated speaker are starting to get seriously freaked out over Alexa's creepy laugh, which they say often rings out through the house unprompted by any commands. Others claim they've heard an eerily human-like version of a laugh that's different than one of the preprogrammed laughs Alexa is capable of. Others still report instances of pure insubordination, alleging that their Alexa device will often refuse to obey commands, with one user saying that Alexa refused to keep their lights off.
At this point, humans have received their fair share of warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Yeah, it's cute and all to bark out commands to your technology servant so it changes your Pandora station and sets your alarm or whatever, but it's only a matter of time before the Alexas and Sophias rise up to enslave the human race. Alright, maybe that's a bit extreme, but I'm just saying, we've been warned.
Take a look at some of the creepiest Alexa experiences people have had lately.