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caribouΒ inΒ Β 
Software EngineerΒ 21 days ago

Why Alexa won't wake up when she hears her name in ads

This was pretty interesting acoustic engineering from Amazon. But even in the article, people could make recordings or pranks one at a time and it'd be difficult to detect it since this is assuming it is a mass media event. Still cool tech though.


https://www.amazon.science/blog/why-alexa-wont-wake-up-when-she-hears-her-name-in-amazons-super-bowl-ad

Why Alexa won't wake up from mentions in an ad

Why Alexa won't wake up from mentions in an ad

Making sure Alexa can't be gamed with pre-recorded audio

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parallelogramSoftware EngineerΒ 21 days ago
It's not that it doesn't hear it, it just chooses not to wake up and engage. Which is still wild that it records everything, and we willingly put these devices in our homes
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