people change their mind mid-sentence, or don’t always express themselves clearly and the interface needs to be able to take these noisy inputs and make a best guess at the user’s intention.
What we can learn from Alexa’s mistakes
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To me — this fact creates the largest hurdle for voice activated devices to become popular and useful. As a husband, a parent and a teacher, i have noticed time and time again that people have not been trained to accurately state what they want/mean the first time they say something. It’s fine, when back-and-forth dialogue is convenient, but computers are not good at back-and-forth dialogue (i assume, based on this article that they will improve) but really, people need to become more aware of what they are saying,….and what they are NOT saying that may be critical.

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