Amazon launches Alexa calling and messaging through tablets

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AMAZON'S Alexa has promised to fix a bug which is causing the personal assistant device to make "evil" laughing noises.

You will no longer need to be around your Echo Speaker to make free calls and messages with Alexa. For everyone else, you'll need to go to the Alexa app to place a call. "Making calls with Alexa is easy".

"The blue indicator light on the Echo device remains on for a few seconds, letting you know that Alexa is active and ready for your next request", Amazon explained in a support note. Since Alexa recognizes your voice, when you say, "Alexa, call Mom", Alexa will call your mom. Interestingly, you don't have to worry about anything else as the giant has made this functions available through an app called Amazon Alexa. This was the same reason why one of Amazon's solutions was to scrap the "Alexa, laugh" prompt and replace it with the more specific "Alexa, can you laugh?" phrase. You then have to verify your phone number and import your contacts. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements.

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The sinister artificial intelligence at the heart of sci-fi cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey is infamous enough for many people to write off the Alexa, Siri and other assistants of the modern day. Today, Amazon has opened up the feature to tablets. In addition, the other party who wants to call has to have the app installed and have the call feature enabled. If you have the Connect hub, you will be able to use all of these new features as well.

Another user reported that Alexa started laughing in the middle of a conversation in his office.

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