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  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 1 year ago

    How quaint to think that this is a bug, and not a feature.

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    • Brendan Sharman, 1 year ago

      The article does seem to suggest that they do seem to be genuine mistakes. It would be good to see how much of those recordings are sent to the cloud though.

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  • Juan J. RamirezJuan J. Ramirez, 1 year ago

    I remember reading that Amazon chose "Alexa" as their wake-up word because it tested well in different activation tests and they already owned trademarks for the word.

    On the other hand, Google went with a brand focused wake-up word that doesn't work that well for this type of interaction.

    Of course, because of this, many TV shows activate Google Assistant when somebody says "Ok, {{word that vaguely resembles the phonetics of the word "google"}}"

    How did they manage to oversee this issue?

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