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His Master's Voice

Post by BazzBass » 17 Sep 2018, 12:49

was setting up my new smartphone the other day, a Huawei (I pronounce it Hawaii hehe).

The Google ad with Max Gawn came on, and when he said "Google, play me the Gilmore Girls", my phone started searching rotfl


luckily, I stopped it in time :rolf:
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Post by tearalong » 17 Sep 2018, 17:49

In case you missed it, the story 18 months ago of Amazon Alexa and the dolls house is pretty good.
A San Diego TV station sparked complaints this week – after an on-air report about a girl who ordered a dollhouse via her parents' Amazon Echo caused Echoes in viewers' homes to also attempt to order dollhouses.

Telly station CW-6 said the blunder happened during a Thursday morning news package about a Texan six-year-old who racked up big charges while talking to an Echo gadget in her home. According to her parents' Amazon account, their daughter said: "Can you play dollhouse with me and get me a dollhouse?" Next thing they knew, a $160 KidKraft Sparkle Mansion dollhouse and four pounds of sugar cookies arrived on their doorstep.

During that story's segment, a CW-6 news presenter remarked: "I love the little girl, saying 'Alexa ordered me a dollhouse'."

That, apparently, was enough to set off Alexa-powered Echo boxes around San Diego on their own shopping sprees. The California station admitted plenty of viewers complained that the TV broadcast caused their voice-controlled personal assistants to try to place orders for dollhouses on Amazon.
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Post by Petebass » 17 Sep 2018, 18:47

But I was watching videos the other day of old people trying to use the "ok Google" function, and my phone never responded to it?
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Re: His Master's Voice

Post by BassLine » 18 Sep 2018, 02:04

It's more prevalent than we realise.
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Post by BazzBass » 18 Sep 2018, 13:34

haha kids ordering stuff online, Microsoft and Google never thought that would happen?
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Post by tearalong » 18 Sep 2018, 13:49

Petebass wrote:
17 Sep 2018, 18:47
But I was watching videos the other day of old people trying to use the "ok Google" function, and my phone never responded to it?
With Google, you have to train it to recognise your particular voice. Alexa, at least when it was new, responded to anyone.
With home automation, there were even a few "Alexa unlock the door" incidents.
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Post by Aussie Mark » 21 Sep 2018, 18:53

tearalong wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 13:49
Petebass wrote:
17 Sep 2018, 18:47
But I was watching videos the other day of old people trying to use the "ok Google" function, and my phone never responded to it?
With Google, you have to train it to recognise your particular voice. Alexa, at least when it was new, responded to anyone.
With home automation, there were even a few "Alexa unlock the door" incidents.
Yes, Google took me a few tries before it got used to my voice, but we stayed at a hotel earlier this year that had Alexa devices in the room, and it understood me first time.

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