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Amazon to fix its digital assistant's random cackles

Users of smart speakers with Alexa software joke about AI fears materialising

BT_20180309_YPALEXA9_3342916.jpg senior vice-president David Limp with the company's voice-controlled Echo and Echo Plus devices, which connect to the virtual assistant service, Alexa. The service has spread to millions of devices, even cars.

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AMAZON on Wednesday promised to keep its virtual assistant Alexa from spontaneously cackling, giving people eerie feelings about what the artificial intelligence might be plotting.

Users of smart speakers with Alexa assistant software have comically expressed their...

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