Amazon's Alexa creeping users out with random laughter

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Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is malfunctioning in a creepy way.

Users have reported hearing an umprompted laugh from their smart speaker devices. The laugh reportedly happens when nobody is using the device, or in response to request to turn lights on or off.

"We're aware of this and working to fix it," Amazon said in a statement, confirming the issue. The company did not elaborate on how widespread the laugh is. In a later statement, Amazon said the device can mistakenly hear the command, "Alexa, laugh."

Alexa's laugh isn't the only thing that's freaking out users.

There have been reports of Alexa suddenly listing names of local funeral homes and cemeteries.