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Alexa, Stop Making Life Miserable for Anyone With a Similar Name!

Alexa, Stop Making Life Miserable for Anyone With a Similar Name! | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant is creating chaos for people called Alexis, Alex and Alexa; TV sitcom tried to order milk — Life has been complicated ever since Alexa Sussman and her parents started using Amazon's Echo and its built-in ‘Alexa’ assistant.“Alexa, stop!” Joanne Sussman screamed in her living room.Immediately, the computer living inside her Amazon Echo speaker stopped playing her favorite music station. Simultaneously, Mrs. Sussman’s 24-year-old daughter, Alexa, froze on the stairs.
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:
AI first collaterals : girls named "Alexa", "Siri", or "Cortana". Unless we (or the IA giants) do something, these names will disappear from the charts soon while existing humans wearing these names will experience a nightmare.The short term winner ? "OK Google" as no child has been given such name... yet.
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How Microsoft Created A Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri Away

How Microsoft Created A Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri Away | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Microsoft explains how Cortana was created and what makes her so different from Google Now and Android

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"We focus a little bit more on contextual triggers that we think people will actually understand. We always talk about 3 triggers—we talk about time, we talk about location and we talk about people. Those are the triggers people get. Let’s just focus on a set of things that are going to be of high utility and limit the number of triggers so that people can understand what the system is capable of.

 

For us is a notion of personality. When we look at Google, they’ve made some pretty clear decisions. It’s about getting you quickly and efficiently to Google’s services. It’s not about personality. There’s just something really delightful that makes people smile about having an anthropomorphic personality inside this assistant. We studied this a lot and looked at people’s reaction in labs; it just makes people smile. It also opens up this type of trust relationship we talk a lot about.

 

Google has got a decision to make around how they’re going to create a personality"

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It's seems to be all about context and personality... Wait : what are Apple, Google and Microsoft personalities ?

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