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I doubt voice profile would ever happen; what happens if you have guests over who try to use it? Non-action would not be a good selling point for the devices. Most people who buy the devices today saw (and used) one in action.
Quote from: mike27oct on January 07, 2017, 01:29:03 pmI doubt voice profile would ever happen; what happens if you have guests over who try to use it? Non-action would not be a good selling point for the devices. Most people who buy the devices today saw (and used) one in action.Completely disagree. The first thing all my guests are asking when they see it in action is whether it can be secured to their voices. The last thing anyone wants is for some wisea$$ visitor kid to say "Alexa, what's my bank balance?" Or "alexa, turn off all lights" and have it actually fulfill the command.It will become even more popular when it can be adequately secured. And the natural path is voice pattern recognition. In fact they are working on it now. You'd likely have the option of leaving it unsecured, but that's just not a good idea nowadays.
Alexa already has trouble understanding what some people say. I know that sometimes my Echo Dot would light up and start to listen to my request and then completely ignore me at the end. Example from just a few moments ago. I asked for a simple calculation "Alexa, what is 20 times .15?" and was completely ignored. I was sitting only 3 feet away from the Echo Dot and there was very little noise besides the clacking of me typing. Imagine if Alexa had to determine it's my voice speaking before even trying to sort out what I'm asking for. It would be nice to have that, but I just don't think the technology is quite there yet in a consumer product. For military or 007-type installations, I'm sure they've already gone way beyond that.