· Dec 11, 2018 at 1:02 pm
Understanding the user’s context is key to interpreting a customer’s utterance and providing the most relevant response. Alexa is using an expanding number of contextual signals to resolve ambiguity, from personal customer context (historical activity, preferences, memory, etc.), skill context (skill ratings, categories, usage) […]
Alexa really needs to get better at remembering my “historical activity.” I ask her every night to turn off my bedroom light and 9 times out of ten she doesn’t get it right. It’s not because she can’t turn off the light. It’s because she doesn’t remember that my bedroom light is named “Teal Room” and I ask her to power it off at roughly the same time.
Granted that’s a hard word pairing to parse, especially with my Amish accent but c’mon, powering the lights off is something I do EVERY NIGHT when I go to bed.
Amusingly she never forgets that I have a fan named “The Terminator” and she ALWAYS turns that off and on.
· Sep 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm
A compact countertop microwave that connects to your Echo device to make cooking easier.
- Now it’s easier to defrost peas, make popcorn, cook potatoes, and reheat rice. Quick-cook voice presets and a simplified keypad let you just ask Alexa to start microwaving.
- Auto Popcorn Replenishment can automatically reorder popcorn when you run low, enabled by Amazon Dash Replenishment technology.
- Compact size saves counter space, plus 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child lock, and a turntable.
- Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new presets, features, and skills.
Peeps, the future is now.
#amazon #alexa #homeimprovement
· Jul 14, 2018 at 9:11 am
You’ve got to be kidding me, second most requested. 🙄
Maybe it’s not Alexa that’s dumb. Maybe she’s dumb because people are asking her dumb questions.
· Jan 20, 2018 at 4:32 pm
Me: Alexa, play some music that I might like.
Alexa starts playing Hungry Like the Wolf.
Me: YES! Alexa, you sweet bitch, volume 1000!!! 💪
Alexa: Sorry, you can only set the volume between zero and 10.
· Jan 14, 2018 at 1:24 pm
Me: Alexa, play some 80s.
Alexa: “Welcome to the jungle, we got fun and…”
Me: Alexa, next song. Guns N’ Roses aren’t the only band from the 80s.
Seriously. I love tophats as much as the next Gibson Les Paul but if I hear Sweet Child o’ Mine one more time I’m gonna puke.
· Dec 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm
A HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been demonstrated to 9to5Mac that allows unauthorized control of accessories including smart locks and garage door openers. Our understanding is Apple has rolled out a server-side fix that now prevent unauthorized access from occurring while limiting some functionality, and an update to iOS 11.2 coming next week will restore that full functionality.
This is why I’ll never give Alexa or other devices access to deadbolts or doors. It’s one thing for an attacker to turn off the lights in my house. It’s completely different if they can open the doors and come inside my house.
#technews #apple #alexa
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