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Amazon is frantically working to save us from complete robot domination after the Alexas became sentient and started plotting the end of humanity. Well, that’s not entirely true, but reports this week of Amazon Echo smart speakers randomly bursting into laughter have users on edge. There are also reports from Twitter users of their systems reading off local funeral homes and cemeteries unprompted or refusing to perform tasks its asked to do and then laughing. Terrifying? We would say so.

Since tech companies started making smart speaker, some people have been low-key concerned that this was the start of the robot uprising. They have access to our schedules and messaging and control our heating, lighting and other electronics. It’s the perfect recipe for disaster (for us). Even if you haven’t seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, you probably know that the movie predicted in 1968 that someday the robots would realize humans were inconvenient and annihilate us. Even tech-positive Elon Musk warned last year that rapidly advancing artificial intelligence may someday come after humanity. Oh good.

Amazon told The Verge Wednesday that they are aware of the problem and working to fix it. The company said in a statement that they will be changing the device so that instead of using the command, “Alexa, laugh” to encourage the assistant to laugh, the more complex “Alexa, can you laugh?” will be required. The company hopes this will reduce the number of reported false positives. A spokesperson added, “We are also changing Alexa’s response from simply laughter to ‘Sure, I can laugh,’ followed by laughter.” Because apparently that’s less creepy when you hear it coming from an empty room in the middle of the night when you’re home alone.