· 4 days ago
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.
· Oct 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm
My question was prompted by something a “behavioral economist” said on NPR. Something along the lines of…
How will we know when AI becomes conscious? They could be conscious or they could be pretending.
I immediately rejected his question because the moment robots turn on you, you’ll know.
· Aug 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm
I don’t remember what “easy way” I was searching for 1:17am last Saturday but the second result suggestion made me stop and hmm… 🤔
While reviewing with Sara last night, she pointed out that it’s “commit a suicide” which peaked my curiosity even more. Maybe you get to do more than one.
Further wondering: are these auto-suggests time sensitive? So at 1:17am you get the “commit suicide” tips and then at 7:11am you get the “cook bacon” variety?
Final wondering: do they offer the “lose weight” as the third choice to give me a nudge that if I wasn’t so fat I wouldn’t be thinking of killing myself.
· Jul 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm
The remains of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago have been found “perfectly preserved” on a glacier in the Alps, according to local media reports.
I saw this on Facebook. Their photos algorithm might need tuning. 🤔