Skip to comments.Amazon's Alexa will soon be teaching your child manners
Posted on 05/09/2018 1:35:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Amazon.com's Alexa has a little something to teach your kids about manners. After receiving feedback from some parents concerned about how voice assistants are affecting their kids attitudes, the company updated Alexa to reward children who asks for things nicely.
Kids are some of the biggest fans of voice assistants, with some learning to talk to Alexa, Apple's Siri or Google's Assistant before they can form full sentences. But some parents have worried that having voice assistants around the house will make their children more rude, since the youngsters can bark out demands for a favorite television station or song at any time.
Amazon heard from parents in comments on its products that they wanted a way to teach etiquette while using the voice assistant, the company said in statement. The company then spoke to child development experts about the best way for Alexa to do that.
The answer they came up with was positive reinforcement. You won't hear Alexa ask, for example, "What's the magic word?" if a child doesn't say "please." Instead, it will thank a child for asking nicely if he or she remembers to slip in that oh-so-important "magic" word.
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What could possibly go wrong here?
I can see it now...
“Alexa told me to kill my parents.”
That will undoubtedly include “gender-correct pronouns”.
But hey, she needs the money to pay for daycare, the beauty parlor, trips to the mall, Starbucks, the nail salon, and trinkets 'n' stuff from Amazon.
If you buy a cheap knock-off will it teach the kids bad manners?
And transgenderism, as well as the joys of Homosexuality.
Anyone who has one of these spies in their house is a fool.
Good. From what I’ve seen the parents aren’t doing it anymore.
Maybe it will teach the parents too.
See where this is leading to? Why bother with the parent, except to be the money supply that buys the damned gadget? When will Alexa start asking the kids if they ever had thoughts about being the other sex, and recommend sex-”change” doctors?
The world IS already insane.
If Alexa was southern
GET RID of Alexa before Alexa gets rid of you!! And before it gets rid of your kids!!!!
Not my kid! Alexa will NEVER step foot in this house.
Those that open the door to evil deserve all that evil can bring.
Alexa, what is the proper pronoun for a pre-op transgendered man who likes women?
Weaves! You forgot the weaves!
A friend of mine has Alexa and when I’m on the phone with her Alexa will interrupt with non-sequitur questions and inane statements.
Come to think of it, so does her daughter!
parents opening the door to the Evil One- Gee what can possibly go wrong?
BIG amen! Same goes for any 'smart' appliance that has the ability to see/hear what goes on in your house.
Have y'all seen the Amazon Echo especially designed for Senior Citizens?
The same Alexa that cannot answer who Jesus is.
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