Three stories from around the world.

 

1. Alexa is laughing at users

Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, has been laughing without warning or instructions, freaking out users. The laughs do not seem to be triggered by any known action.

“We’re aware of this and working to fix it,” Amazon said in a statement, according to CNN.

 

2.Tech firms are creating air traffic control drones

Google, Amazon and other tech giants are working on creating air-traffic control drones. The drones would police low altitude flight totally separate from federally regulated airplanes. The beginnings of anarcho-capitalist skies?

From the Wall Street Journal.

 

3.Tourist swims through reef of trash

A video of a British tourist swimming off the coast of Bali has gone viral this week because it shows the extent of plastic waste in the tropical paradise.

The BBC has the details.

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