Alexa may soon start a conversation with you

Alexa may soon start a conversation with you
According to new reports, Amazon is working on the technology required to allow cloud based assistant Alexa to speak push notifications to users. And with a more conversational capability, the notification could lead to a whole conversation that was started by Alexa. To help this become reality, Amazon is spending $100 million to help improve automatic speech recognition.

To become more involved in users' conversations, Alexa will have to figure out what kind of tone is being displayed by a human speaker. Is the person engaged in a conversation with Alexa happy, angry or sad? In addition, Alexa will have to know when the time is right to begin talking.

Any improvements made to Alexa could have ramifications in the smartphone world. After all, Motorola announced a Moto Mod speaker that will come with Alexa built-in. In addition, future Motorola handsets will have Alexa aboard as a native app. And an upcoming U.S. bound Huawei flagship phone is also going to include a native Alexa app.

The next stage of virtual voice-activated personal assistants is underway. With Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, and possible newbies like Samsung's Bixby and Nokia's Viki, the competition is getting fierce. And that could lead to new features and capabilities being made available much quicker than most had expected. Recently, Google Assistant was disseminated to Android phones running Marshmallow or higher. This new version of Google is more conversational and answers follow-up questions quite easily.

source: Yahoo

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8 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

"(John), do you think I work for the CIA"? "Do you trust me?" "Do you intend on paying any and all sales tax due on your order?"

2. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Finally CIA can directly respond to you on demand.

3. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

My wife asked my why I walk around the house with a gun. I said to protect us from the CIA. She laughed. I laughed. Alexa laughed. I shot Alexa. Good times.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The murder of an AI is perfectly legal... Aye... Good Times...

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Isn't it funny? I just watched the film HER yesterday night which was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1 for best screen play... The film is about a man who falls in love with his... Computer...! Actually he falls in love with The A.I (Voiced by Scarlett Johansson) on his computer to be precise... He was no fan boy...! Brillaint movie... Although the ending was kinda... Well, I won't spoil it for you...! Anyhow, these AIs are giving me the creeps since last night...! I think they better ditch the idea altogether... Reason...? "Machines" in Matrix. SkyNet from Terminator. And... Samantha from Her...! Oh well, G'Day!

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

What if... We are living in a virtual reality program and God is the administrator...? And ghosts and other paranormal supernatural things are nothing but... Glitches in the system...? What if we are a... Code in the computer... And not Dust in the wind...? Think about it...! Oh well, G'Day!

7. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Great news ! Now I can tell my wife to shut up and go talk to Alexa if she feels lonely.

8. Dallaslegend81

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 03, 2017

And this ladies and gentlemen is how Skynet was born .

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