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Alexa devices are going to get better at making sure you actually said 'Alexa'

Alexa devices are going to get better at making sure you actually said 'Alexa'

Just as it sounds, the new feature is meant to improve the accuracy of its wake word detection scheme to reduce or eliminate false wakes caused by similar sounding words.

Alexa is the first to get this sort of functionality, and it's one that Siri and Google Assistant still lack. Amazon reiterates that all skills are going to require users to opt-in before they can send any notifications.

The recently released ecobee4-a smart, Alexa-powered thermostat - is the first product to take advantage of the new Cloud-Based Wake Word Verification feature.

The idea is to protect against false positives and ensure the Alexa-enabled device is only listening in when correctly prompted. Amazon's new Cloud-Based Wake Word Verification allows developers to program their devices to upload the audio to Amazon's servers for further analysis to make to improve upon the detection of the wake word.

Alexa, Amazon.com's voice-activated digital assistant, only speaks when spoken to.

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But there's been points left on the table, often through no fault of his own. "He passed a bunch of people at St. There wasn't much in the way of on-track passing, either. "We just have to see what happened with the stall".

The announcement comes after the Amazon Echo range was the subject of a parody on Saturday Night Live in the United States.

"It's super loud and responds to any name even remotely close to Alexa so that they can find out the weather, sports, even local news and pop culture".

Amazon today announced that it is working on notification support for Alexa, which will allow skills to send notifications to the user (if allowed).

The update is part of the Alexa Voice Services (AVS) feature, which is what hardware developers use to build Alexa capabilities into third-party devices.

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