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"syrian alexa" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion
"Of application, so you know one to one technology that you're most excited to see become mainstream in the coming years that you might have some visibility on with your research background. Yeah so I to tell you the truth is many. They're not the ones that you might expect. I'm not so enthusiastic about drugs. Cows High I actually quite live driving mind. Very, happy for the roads to get Cypher and all that sort of thing, but what I really want is a robot that will bring me a spoon so I've been making the case for a long time that robots at Union you by robot at the my and ended either welds or sweeps the floor. Thought you welding robot, sweep the floor. You're sweeping robot cat. Well, what I want is a robot that will do what I tell it to and papal her I think have underestimated the impact of the natural language processing. That's going into the Google home and Alexa kind. Kind of devices the next step in that direction is a technology that I've been working for a while which is called Disney language navigation, but the idea is that you can give a robot a general instruction, and that it will follow so, and that's with Spring, missed phone comes in so I won a robot that I can say to bring me a spoon, and I've got some chance that his phone. We'll come back, but where we stand at the moment, you can ask a five-year-old to bring you a spoon and you got a chance of a spoon coming back to. To you, but if you ask any robot in the world to bring you a spoon, you got absolutely no chance at all. And if you were asked to old school got assists then the challenges that spoons shiny slippery things that are very hard to pick up the real challenge I think. Is that a five year old? WHO's that spoons? Living draws and draws come in stacks. Spoons are in the top drawer of that stack the stack lives in a kitchen kitchens, a big shiny rooms that are connected to the rest of the house, either by a gap Laura Doorway to. To a whole way and so I can take a five zero to your house. They've never been there before gift in five minutes, and there's a fitch hunts that a spoon we'll come back because of all of this kind of embodied knowledge that picked up without realizing it about where things are how they work, so it's kind of realize that came to me when I was up the ladder painting, the ceiling of my house I said to my ten year old. Can You bring me? The paintbrush sits on top of the green paint. Can on the workbench in the toolroom. Thinking to myself you know that only works because I know that my ten year old knows where the toolroom is knows what a workbenches knows, what a paint can is and knows what a pipe precious, and can join the dots those things, and if he comes back and says I can't find it then you know I can think through his thought process able. Actually you should just go and look again because you know. We all know the ten year. Olds out very good looking things. Things and you know where still fail from that level of for body can gauge -ment, but it coming very quickly and I think it will make a big difference here. It's kind of the jetsons you know the promise. The jetsons made us in the sixties that we'd have these general purpose robotics, and it's the natural language processing behind. Alexa and the kind of good grimes has really brought a lot closer to bang reality than it has been well since the sixties. Yeah, you know it's. It's something we talk about a lot this past year, and the year before we did a benchmark on the voice assistance to see how intelligent these voice assistant devices are the Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Microsoft. Cortana and Google home, Google assistant and we knew that we're not actually really testing the devices themselves. They're really testing the cloud-based back into see how intelligent they are in understanding the questions that are being posed and formulating an intelligent response, and we put together over one hundred and. And Forty questions is twelve categories, and while the voice assistance got marginally better year-over-year, they still perform really poorly. We were surprised asking a device how long you should put a in the oven for fourteen pound, Turkey or something like that or maybe for our international friends who aren't used to putting Turkeys and ovens, things like. Should you wash a wool, sweater or various different questions that you know a typical person understand? A lot of these devices surprisingly were very incapable of handling and. You think about the ways and we these devices are being increasingly used in in vehicles and in homes, and you wanting them to be intelligent, and for some of this, this represents a gap in sort of where we are with AI research, we know how to do machine learning, which represents learning from experience, but we haven't quite figured out machine reasoning and how to tie concepts together. I mean. Have you been looking into this seemingly much more complicated area where traditional machine learning may not actually give us that much guidance and how to solve those problems, yeah, indeed so I agree completely with your analysis, so I'm very interested in visual question, answering so visual question answering is a bit. Bit of computer vision where you give the agent and images never seen before new Oscar to question this never seen before, so it's very different to normal computer vision. Somebody decides what the question is, and it's static, and then you go and try to solve that question. I said somebody decides going to segment cows from images, and then you get a whole lot of cow images and trying to system up. You wind up with something six months later. That solves that segmentation problem visu question. Answering is the opposite, because you still do all of the development, you do all the training you come up with a method, and then you ask the question, so it's kind of like the visual. Of. What Syrian Alexa Google home the doing and And I'm really the bid of that process. That I'm most interested in is how you bring reasoning into so deep learnings caused a revolution in computer vision, particularly in a wide variety of areas in machine learning, and had deep learning works at the kind of top level is that it takes a signal and maps to a symbol and sat processes pain incredibly effective, so we're at the point now. Where pretty much anything that a human can do in under a second deep learning can do better, but we're deep. Learning files is to do the kinds of reasoning that you're talking about, so you can't bring. Bring into that kind of associative process that the learning runs any of this other information about where spoons live oehler how to wash a sweater or along Turkey's need to be cooked for and particularly noticed changes right. If you want to raise about, who's the president or what the weather is today? All that sort of thing. There's no way to put that into the process into the state planning process because the way deep learning absorbs, information is to have trained in, and that makes the.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on Inside VOICE
"This is your host to carry Roberts and today my guest is David Colleen the CEO at sapient acts. Welcome David. Thank you for being here. I carry thank you so much for having me. It's an honor to be on your show. Thank you so we were just talking right before this interview that both you and I came from pretty diverse backgrounds getting into this space and I know you started your career journey in architecture and then you got into a in about two thousand and three and now you're into voice. Can you tell us a little bit about that? Career journey and how you went from designing buildings to designing voice experiences of not sure Add or just naturally curious. But I have gone through a lot of things I I I studied architecture and got out of school and started designing high-rise buildings in San Francisco but one of my professors turns out. He was one of the founding fathers of computer graphics and infected me with the notion that you can use computers to design buildings so I started doing that. And then sold friends. So I was backpacking with them. And they said we're GONNA leave our day jobs and started a company to three on the Internet. How would you like to put the first three D online and that sounded pretty cool? So we did that. And that was the beginning of a Mile Dublin at nine Studios Team. We built our first talking characters using those three d technologies and one thing led to another and in two thousand and three. We were building computer games for the intelligence community to create synthetic human. That could look for bad guys and that was early. Start DOING AI. Talking characters it was very primitive back then but it put a the notion in our minds that we could effectively communicate with our technology by voice a few years later in two thousand seven we were building navigation systems for the hand held and automotive markets. And that's when we brought all friend of a programmer Bruce Wilcox onto our team and he built what possibly was the first digital assistant for a car. It worked beautifully. It was exciting all except for one thing speech recognition. Ten years ago was in a terrible state. It only understood may be one word out of ten that we would say so. As much as we love the concept of talking to our technology we knew we would have to shelve it and wait until that technology matured then. Siri came out and I pulled a little bit of hair out. If you look at me I know you can't see my picture. I don't have any here left house but I've got a little bit out at that point because Siri beat us to the punch then An old friend of mine divulge that he had been working on Alexa and they brought a lex out to great acclaim and I pulled some more hair out at that point. But you know what looking back at it. I see now. That Syrian Alexa didn't important things. They established that technology was used way to communicate with your technology and they built a large consumer appetite for voice products. And we all benefited from that. So today we are running saving tax. We began at four years ago and were busy. Building Voice Systems that understand conversationally using some dramatically different technology from what everybody else is doing in the marketplace and were building new systems for people make cars and robots and motorcycles and consumer electronics of all sorts. So that's where we are today and thank you for having me here. Yeah very exciting to kind of hear that journey and I know there was an article. Done your company back in two thousand eighteen. That wrote that. The current voice products force users to learn commands blocking the natural conversation that we desire. They can't handle complexity of speech multitasking. And they consume mountains of sensitive user. Data that is stored for marketing and development of user profiles or that gets used for targeted advertising. And you say that your company sapient acts is two times better fixing this than your competitors. Can you speak to this and talk about how and if these are still issues in your eyes today and you're a invoice? Technology is fixing. This won't so. Let me begin unpacking that by describing the presentation. I saw in a voice conference yesterday. They voice technologies in five levels. The first level were. Ivr systems phones. That could understand you when you said yes or no or three or five or very very simple sorts.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"That has some intelligence behind. It may be an ecosystem exactly for this <unk> to catch on. I think it absolutely needs to go beyond a command in some of the basic areas that people use voice for but the apple talks about <hes> their hiring and they've they've they've been on acquisition phase hiring phase of. AI towns event ed some big hires than last year. They talk about <hes> the the the different opportunities around. AI voices a key area obviously so i. I think that it is ripe. The good news is for people who use voice is it's gonna continue to get better for obvious reasons because there are big big companies that have <hes> budget's put behind this and believe in this is a new interface gift fair enough well and so we've seen john gin gin andrea command. We've seen in goodfellow joined more recently a sam joel jolla so they do they have made some of these outside hires hires. I don't think we've seen anything yet. That's come from that. Do you think that's fair. Do you think it's still the impact from these new executives new direction. We're still waiting to see that manifest itself yeah. I think we are still waiting to see that that it's accurate a i believe that there is a i that is doing subtle things around <hes> the products whether it's recognizing someone's phone number whether with the new apple card being able to identify where where transactions coming from <unk> add more transparency around that there's little things that have <hes> ensure improved because of that team what's important about. AI this is a very <unk> type of <hes> workforce in they wanna be where the smart people are than so <hes> i think that <hes> even beyond the headline hires ben and more hiring beneath the fold and but to the reason why i agree with you is that there hasn't been this <hes> eye-popping in a type of announcement. They have a products around to make it easier for app developers integrate but the mother of all projects <hes> is. Can you wanna take a guess at that <unk> apple. Says is the mother of a. I know you know go for mother's day. I tim cook says mother. I i is <hes> automotive mobility mobility specifically so that is going to be the point when we whatever they're doing out the car. I rather not wager. Guest is done some previous predictions of mine <hes> on what they're gonna do there but i think that endeavour <unk> undoubtedly doubtedly it will be significant okay. I'm not gonna hold my breath on apple becoming a car company without an acquisition of existing car company but okay i know they're invested a heavily and i wanted to go back to a comment. You just sat around the command features. Let's talk about that in terms of voice search because lou ventures right now for people who are not looking in the investment community but just like in the voice in the industry. It's probably best known for your digital assistant. IQ tests. I agree <hes>. Would you do twice a year so you're gonna keep you the smart speaker one towards the end of the year and then the middle of the year. You look at performance on smartphones. That's correct. That's right okay. So why don't you first tell us about the methodology like how do you decide what the questions are in then. How are you gonna then segment the responses to give this. IQ score so we ask eight hundred questions in when i say we really need to give credit to williamson johnson. He's does them all we think it's important that the same person administers all the <hes> the the commands across the board because then we have some consistency about how these are all scored <hes> it is a painful process <hes> but undoubtedly we get some insights around how these these products are evolving elving those eight hundred questions each assistant were look at we break it down into five categories local commerce navigation information in command and so <hes> the in terms of the the question is is evenly spread between those five areas in terms of how we get. Their questions is a part of it. We just try to take the approach of a user and we started with a set. When we started are doing this. I would say that the majority eighty five percent of the questions are the same today as we had a few years ago. We thought that that was important. There is some evolution on the questions if some new verticals are added some of these products for example new. API might be opened up to to add a a new type of example booking a ride <hes> through rideshare then we may add some questions around that we do get a lot of input from the industry about what <hes> changes should be made into our questions and we listened to input but we are pretty judicious in terms of implementing it because we wanna keep consistency in the test. Do publish your questions. Can't we do not have people. Ask you to publish your questions. We have had that request. As of i <hes> people always wanna i know <hes> so they can then game system. <hes> so what have you learned you've done this now four times and the two different services five times so he. ES basically over two years i mean just from a high level is that there's just been incredible improvements in these <hes> the intelligence of these over the last two years years in the improvements been pretty consistent across me. We think of the three majors google assistant syrian alexa. We do cortana but <hes> not anymore. But the the the improvement has been called eighteen percent they said consistent between all so i think one big learning is that <hes> these are getting smarter and the intelligence intelligence. If you're going to say what is actually driving that intelligence is a concept of adding new categories so even though our question said has remained in relatively stable the companies have added a new categories new verticals that they tap into in when they turn them on you can almost see when they get turned on when we do our test because you'll see lisa jumps in <hes> the the results so i think one big takeaway is they're smarter than <hes>. They've gained a lot in intelligence or last year's in probably smarter than you you think. I just want to quickly recap where the results are so. This is just simply. Did they give the right answer in. We define that as we ask a question in the the answers given back to us if we ask. This isn't a question and they say check out this website. That's not getting us the answer we actually want. They answered spoken back to us so in google assistant <unk> ninety three percent of the time in our august survey here siri was second at eighty three alexa was at eighty so ninety three eighty three eighty among were getting in google assistant case <hes> nearing one hundred percent a year improvements. <hes> google improves seven percent year reviewers five percent in alexa eighteen percent massive improvement alexa really across the board. I think we just saw more. <hes> categories is being turned on by alexa in this past year so <hes> what's the other takeaway. Is there's been improvement in in. They're getting really smart. I think most people people don't appreciate <hes> all the things that they can <hes> do with these today the questions they can ask that will be answered yeah. It seems one hundred percent correct active. People don't realize how much they can do so i'm interested in the improvement in alexa in particular so siri was was maybe improve the least a percentage basis of the of the three but alexa really closed the gap. Now a couple of things about that one is <unk>. Why do you think that that that jumped up so much. In terms of it was a specific domains they turned on was just they improved and the second thing is when you think about the command category can alexa ever match google and apple given that they're not the embedded at the OS level so the the answer that last question is no. They're not going to be able to ever really stack up on that command side this last survey called seventy percent of the time alexa alexa was able to get the commands right <hes> that compares to apple at ninety three <hes> <unk> syria ninety three percent of the time and so there's a big gap there and you're executive the vertically integrated hardware approach abba uses is going to allow them to continue to be good with the commands tend to question about where did it come from. It was largely the across the board but there was one segment that's slightly <hes> showed more improvement and that was around information and i think that the you know no <hes> <hes> alexa has been experimenting with different ways to get answers name about six months ago the chemo it's a crowd source of forget the name of the program but basically allowed people alexei answer you right guy to ask <hes> and i think that that may actually be having an impact on how they're doing on the information side and so <hes> a just give a team a lot of credit for that <hes> they may not want me <hes> <hes> to really emphasize this by one area that <hes> the alexa still surprisingly struggles with commerce and part of it is just i'm trying to figure that category out but even the basic like reordering functions sometimes don't yield the results that that were hoping for so in that case alexa was that seventy one percent versus like syria sixty eight in and a google assistant at ninety two on the congress front so <hes> if you're a <hes> asked me how can that gap between a lexical that etienne google assistant at eighty three because the the biggest opportunity surprisingly for alexis. I improve on commerce which should be pretty doable. They have the content yes have the content and a suspect as a function of time before that gap apple's sure well and it might be a function of organizational structure given that the the alexa team does not control the commerce function on alexa. That's a different division so they work together as partners on that and seventh there could be some friction there. Maybe some barriers to getting things to be moving forward aureus as smoothly as they would like what do you think the implications are of the narrow wing of the differentiation between the capabilities of the of the voice systems around this type this idea of IQ. I think you're gonna see more price competition than gun the extra hardware side. I think you're gonna see other ways that the platforms are gonna wanna get their digital assistant their voice out there alexis done probably the best job in terms terms of working with third party hardware to kind of expand that in also i think that there is going to be another step in voice in the ability lead you can <unk> or the things that you can do probably the most kind of cutting edge side of it. Today is around information <hes> being able to ask a question like for example. What are the side effects of cold medicine getting an answer the <hes> which does <hes> mostly platforms will do but i think the answer questions at the bar will just be pushed pushed further higher and while we may need to make some evolution around our tests of for example one area that is a pain point that could be solved offers around booking appointments whether it's a table or a doctor's appointment and be able to coordinate schedules the alexa business platform platform allows to do that <hes> but that within a kind of a walled garden so i think that there is an opportunity for tensor question for are these platforms to really continue to push for other ways that they can make our lives better and that's going to be the new benchmark yet fair enough the.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on Spark from CBC Radio
"People talk to me. I try to be friendly with all of them alexa. Do you like me sure. I'm always happy to make friends breath artificially intelligent virtual assistance or a._i. V._a. is a name for assistance that are smart. That's heather woods so so the ones that i've been studying recently are siri and alexa those assistance who are programmed to help us with the daily tasks but they do so leaning on the capacities of artificial intelligence. Heather is an assistant professor of rhetoric and technology in the department of communication in studies at kansas state university. I study how humans use language to make sense of technological change and what i wanted to figure out was why i people seem to have a relationship with their devices or why <hes> language that they use to communicate with their devices indicated did something beyond a relationship between a human and a device or a robot or something else so i wanted to figure out how we made sense of of that new technology and whether or not it meant we created new language for that technology or if we relied on older language edge that language talks about includes the way we treat these assistance as having a gender and usually that gender is female so oh my most recent publication indicates that siri and alexa perform a persona or a personality linking them to traditional all concepts of gender labor while it might seem strange to have a voice that has no personality traits like gender there are consequences to that choice and only this persona could equip people to become more comfortable with having surveillance devices in intimate spaces like the home so so ultimately users of siri and alexa myself included need to balance the many conveniences they offer with larger concerns about surveillance silence joe. How old are you in human years three and dog and tat years. I'm twenty eight. I think the years are marked by nanoseconds so that makes me like a screen that what do you like. I looked like lots of ones and zeros and so in the paper you wrote you looked at how syrian alexa <hes> conveyed aide some sort of stereotypical female traits and how <hes> users kind of saw that in them so how did they convey some of those <hes> female l. traits or what we think of as stereotypical female traits sure so i talk about digital domesticity which is a way of talking about <hes> domesticity.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on Spark from CBC Radio
"The study argues that by naming voice assistance with traditionally female names and giving them females sounding voice by default tech companies are reinforcing antiquated and harmful perceptions of women as quote obliging dos i'll end eager to please helpers with no power of agency beyond what the commander asks it end quote the paper burt titled i blush if i could was named after and almost flirtatious response siri gave when someone said hey siri you're a b i t c h sadly when faced with abusive insects this language are female sounding voice assistance instance just take it or deflect with a slide joke i heard it laughing according to the report if you say you're pretty to alexa the software replies that's really nice thanks an google assistant response to the same remark width thank you this plastic looks great doesn't it as you and concludes female sounding voice assistance quote honor commands and respond queries regardless of someone's tone or hostility last september i spoke to heather suzanne woods and assistant professor professor of rhetoric and technology at kansas state university she studies how humans used language to make sense of technological change so my most recent publication indicates that siri intellect up perform a persona or eight personality linking them to traditional concept of gender labor describes the way people interact with their voice assistance as a kind of digital domesticity based on stereotypical female traits so the idea was that syrian alexa and the way that people used language to make them some of them were related to or associated west stereotypical feminine traits so mothering caretaking even providing sexual labor it's funny to say something to a device that is maybe sexual but it was frequent an repeated over and over again people would say siri i love you or syria will you marry me or even request first first sexual acts you continuously say pretty much anything that you want to syrian alexa with very little reprecussions and so there have been a lot of mothers an other other people doing parenting labor asked gang do i want a device in my household but not only listens to me but allow me and my children and my family members just stay potentially heinous things with very little respond and then and there are reviews of people who say i think ingest but i think it has some you know reality to it that alexa performs enough of the sort of labor in the home an administrative labor that it means.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Computer talk is on the air. I Larry he is that surely how're you doing Larry doing, okay, technical difficulty with the wonderful Hiteki that is seven sixty. And did you pound on the keyboard mouse, like if it doesn't work the first time you want to? You wanna do that? That's that's very helpful. I know I see that a lot people banging on their mice or typing really hard on the power. And they wonder why they give out or wear out mighty. Hobby is yelling at Syrian Alexa. When they don't understand what I've said clearly like five times. Yes. Or they keep doing the wrong thing. I like to yell. Well, you can call them names. You can tell Alexa that she's fired. Can you usually ask for a second chance though? But you can actually rename them different words. Well, it used to be you get on either. Call Alexa, or Amazon they open that up to where you can call it. I took my cue from. An old movie, and I like to use different names for these services. Now. Think Johnson's doll. Right. From the jerk. There's words we can't see. Yes. But here, but Naven Johnson's dog from the jerk is the name for one of my streaming services now from one of my voice assistance. Awesome. Because that's about the level that the voice assistance understanding. Yeah. Or they'll just perk up in the middle of a just a normal conversation and decide to do something that I haven't asked them to do. That's another one. Like, the voice assistance just have their own brain. They just do their own thing. You're like, no, I didn't ask you to tell me the weather. I didn't want the television to change channels. I don't want the refrigerator eighty degrees. Like, these are all things. Don't miss her. I mean, it's just a weird. I hated it. When everything went to phone trees. And no matter who you call had to sit there and say nine seven, you're like, no nine okay seven. Yeah. We're still baby steps on this stuff. It's like credit card companies ask you to punch in your credit card number. And then the person to answered the phone says what your yeah. And you're like, I just typed it in just why did I just go through the previous hoop? If you don't know why I just need to verify what I thought that was why I just typed it in exactly, and I has a long ways to go. Well, when you mix it with scams, and then let's just say less than spectacular tech. It's hard to know what's working in just glitzy. And what's a total scam? Right. Not. We're fairly tech savvy, and I still get full. So I have one of our credit cards. Business cards gets. The number gets hacked stolen what a multiple times. Yeah. And so the maybe four times a year have you? Call eight six seven five. Yeah. It it's on high alert unified Goto out to lunch, and it's a twenty dollar chart or something. They're calling and texting phone is this your not. Well, I'm like, yeah. But the other day something popped up recognized. I said, no. And then I had to call them. Each time was fifteen minutes on hope man and asking me a bunch of questions. Mike Q? We just find a better way to do this like give me one time use numbers that. I can oh I have to mine. Mine, and I can't do that on the business card. So in other words on a personal card is really easy. You can sit up or you can go to website, you can create a one time use only credit card number to this vendor for this amount. And that's all it's good for. And then after it's used it disappear. So you can throw your number out there on the web and not worry about it. So my business I have to FA on it. And every time a charge goes through every time it's charged it pops up on my work phone, and I have to put my thumbprint on it before the charge goes through. So every time I use it. I also had my phone handy to say yes to that. Transaction me. Yeah. That's me. Right. And I like that. And I think the business lights that I don't know if all cards offer it, but I know American Express does. Yeah. A lot of cars are still behind in. I'd had to turn it on it was automatic. But now that I have to say it's much easier to factor. Authentication I was gonna say explain your acronym. And so two FA you'll hear the. This for all kinds of things. And that's basically like when you sign into Google, then it pops up on your phone and says, did you do sign into Google, and I had turned on our mind, I use that for lots of things you can do it with Facebook to it's not quite as secure if you're using text messages because those can be redirected in hacked, but if it's in an app for that card or for that service, at least on the iphone, it's a thumbprint authentication to allow and that means that even if some nefarious person had my phone ran my credit card if they don't have my thumb-printed even going through well someday. If you come in missing FM, apparently, they don't work when off you. But I hear you and in just like on TV we can inject saline solution into that thumb. Yeah. Well, there's a whole nother like VIN vein recognition where they look at the veins, and that can be fooled with wax hands. In that crazy. There's retina ones. Because there's so many people trying to fool as I the credit card companies somebody allegedly, and they actually were credit card could be called me and started asking me questions. And I'm like, I don't know who you are. Yeah. Well, we just need to verify. I'm not giving you. I don't know. Who you are you call me? You have my information. Yeah. So why are you asking me?.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on Spark from CBC Radio
"Mr. bubbles mom's favorite boy. Yes. You are. Spark. We've talked about the way humans like to anthropomorphized non-human things and not just our pets. Either. We tend to treat robots chat bots, and conversational assistance. As human issue to people report confiding in voice activated distance like Siri. Alexa, and Google assistant, for example. Okay. Google I'm feeling kind of sad today. What can I do to feel better back in the fall? We talked to Heather Suzanne woods. She's an assistant professor of rhetoric and technology at Kansas state university. She researched the way people tend to treat those voice activated assistance. As female Alexa, has been folded into larger conversations about mothering and the digital age. And there's almost this new narrative about engaging with digital devices for people with children, and whether or not that is beneficial for both children and household. The reason it might not be beneficial. Is that you and your kids don't need to be polite. You can famously say pretty much anything that you want to Syrian Alexa with very little repercussion. And so there have been a lot of mothers and other people doing parenting labor asking do. I want a device in my household. But not only listens to me. But allows me and my children and my family members to say potentially heinous things consumer tech is focused on making accomplishing tasks so seemless so friction 'less that we come to feel the world is just there to meet our needs in this case. Of course, the issue is not that you're hurting your voice feelings by speaking harshly to it. But what does it do to you and two kids being raised with this technology when we swan around barking orders like we're Niro ordering a new fiddle from Amazon well this past week Google rolled out. Bunch of new features to it's voice activated assistant, these include something called pretty please. Basically, you can still be rude. If you want, okay, Google, what's the weather like in Toronto. But if you're polite, okay, Google, please. Tell me what. The weather's like in Toronto. Google assistant responds by ignoring that you've asked nicely. Apparently it works medically with people who have enabled its voice match future. Amazon at previously introduced something similar for its child-friendly mode. But it may be a good idea for adults to I've anthropomorphized with gender for Siri and Alexa. I also work really hard to be kind to my devices. My spouse notice the other day that I say Alexa, was the weather going to be like. And then I say, thank you. Or I say Siri could you please? And those are not necessary to execute commands. But it seems important to me to be kind..
"syrian alexa" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Oh, let me hear what you say, man. Okay. You want to hear me? Yes. All right Sodhi. Reuss move. What you asked check Sony has developed a new robotic dog called born. Now this robotic dog has got deep learning. Artificial intelligence in this first litter edition can detect and respond to their owners facial expressions and voice commands crowing smarter as time goes on. So for example, if you've got a hard day at the office, it knows to be docile and not bother you. If you've had a great day and come home. Cheerful. It's dancing jumping around and trying to give you love. Now. I'm a dog person. I don't know you guys are you love love dogs. I've got an older dog who is eleven twelve actually. And so I I dread sort of the pain and the grief that goes along with losing a pet that I love is this a solution. This is one of the most horrifying things I've ever heard really I am so uncomfortable. Cute. They are. Adore business. How they get us sky net. Odds right under you, it starts with a dog knows where you sleep starts to learn your know, all of a sudden all of a sudden you were mean to the robot dog. Oh, yeah. Starts to develop resentment like data when he got into motion chip Star Trek. I'm telling you. That's how it starts. And there's actually another interesting where all on. This is basically taking your alarm system in letting it walk around your house. All four all of a sudden, it deems you unsafe. Well, here's the thing. I've got a pro. So I'm a big believer. That Skynet will someday around the world. Here's first step. And Terminator is the most prophetic movie ever made. It's a it's a worker of absolute genius. I happen to think science fiction writers are tellers and most day, right? Comes through just read Philip k dick do androids dream dream of electric sheep, exactly innovators. But there has to be some sort of middle ground like this little robot dog, which is really cute is not going to ruin your life or takeover your home. You nervous. You say that now. But what you described there's something else. You can get that gets really excited when you come home happy. Okay. And something else that can sort of empathize when you're feeling down. And that's called a real to reel. What exact same right now? You're making stuff up bite. The hand that feeds them stuff up. But like I charge your dog. Yeah. You do. She. Plug your dog into the wall at ragged point. I hadn't thought of that one. I don't know. I think it's no, Greg. You're anti robot. Right. I don't want anything to do with the robot. Robot has no place. We are all unanimous on this robots are going to take over the world thing. I just don't think it's going to be this cute dog. That's how they suck. You starts. Mike cute. Little is exiting things. It's it's housekeeper. Yeah. The jets exa- Syrian Alexa. Our dog bite me. All right. Due to those. I was I was thinking about the dog until we had this conversation to threatening. I will. I don't want to like lower the mood. But my first one I feel like I kind of have to okay the WWE last year. They went to Dubai and Tom Brady went to they pay Tom Brady, forty million dollars to do this TB twelve thing there. Right. I'll tell you right now, they paid the WWE much more than that. Well, the WWE is now taking their company to Saudi Arabia where we just had some major issues go on and murder. I assure you they're getting paid much much more than they got paid to go to do by. They've caught a lot of criticism for this choice. Even though some wrestlers like Daniel Bryan have said, yo I'm not going. I'm not performing their and Johnson and Johnson and John CENA's. So major people have done this. I am in agreement with the wrestlers that are abstaining and not going. The WWE stance has been, hey, if you wanna make cultural change, and they they put this in print. Not me zen, the w w. We do you guys think that in any way, shape or form the WWE can culturally impact Saudi Arabian good way. Or is this disgusting cash grab, and I promise you it'll be cash. Yeah..
"syrian alexa" Discussed on Digital Production Buzz
"Series of indignation liars as the things we and that his has the trading feedback loop, which is what needs some sort of trying to be trying, but the neural network just basically gets his about what if it's close and twitchy to gets more in that direction. It's close to the right treatments. Open the office direction. They did possible to trek through believe very school for insignif- magicians and look at exactly how a machine making the decisions that gets trying to might. But basically, it's a black FOX that trying just run is the neural network. The hardware is that the software that the hardware is running or is the data that computers can fed. I really want to say, yes. Because it has all all as I see. I mean, it is obviously has a hobby because all computers have layers some point. But it also as a way of of tiny theater in soft with and without training data. It's probably not get actually happen. So that that tiny day to provide the feedback loop, which is why? So essential has noted the data that you will also the ranking that you want so even if it was theoretically possible to generate a machine models that would recommend an ADA way, we find thousands of millions of examples raided Edison, if agree on the grade that much more suited to recognize. He's in cash has very precise. Accuracy to mention some of these things that we can make you and successfully guide in the Shane Cologne. Okay. So far we've been talking globally about what is but let's drill down into media. I mean, we've got Syrian Alexa to consumer level. And extremely sophisticated industrial machine control at the enterprise level. But for the purposes of of the buzz, how is being used in media today likely what I group under the heading coordinates of these things that are shame little already trained, and as I mentioned earlier things like they should take tricky nation in him as an emotion recognition entity recognition, loco recognition these things that can be trained object detection, these things are very common in exit. Well, no, common SMS major assistance. But it certainly want asset management system that office as great Mesa office of excellent. Hey, I is none that uses machine learning these services to help find it. So it media, and I certainly see that we should have this sort of indie and speech building. Editing. So in the future taking Biro is nowhere near as fun. As it seems like when you think about it. Use the word training multiple times. And I've got a picture of you at a whiteboard. Talking to computer was training actually mean. Well, you have to teach the machine what you wanted to do. I know that very day. But. For example. I think it's such an easy. It's amazing example machine has been trained on numidian of radio allergy and images of skin cancers and been ranked by radiologists as this one has no scene came. So this one is being cancer prisons this when I was in this location, and so on so we have been lodged at data that he's scribes a team each, and we get the we feed each image Tuesay hero network that is the machine again to try, and and it says, well, I'm gonna guess that is a cancer in this corner. And it says no sorry try again. And it does in a deter tries again, and again, and again until it gets ninety five ninety six ninety.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on CBC Radio - Spark
"Artificially intelligent virtual assistance or a VA is a name for assistance that are smart, that's Heather woods. So the ones that I've been studying recently are Siri and Alexa, those assistance who are programmed to help us with daily tasks, but they do so leaning on the capacities of artificial intelligence. Other isn't assistant professor of rhetoric and technology in the department of communication studies at Kansas state university. I studied how humans use language to make sense of technological change. And what I wanted to figure out was why people seem to have a relationship with their devices or why the language that they use to communicate with their devices, indicated something beyond a relationship between a human and a device. A robot or something else. So I wanted to figure out how we made sense of that new technology and whether or not it meant we created new language for that technology, or if we relied on older language that language Heather talks about includes the way we treat these assistance as having a gender, and usually that gender is female. So my most recent publication indicates that Siri and Alexa perform a persona or a personality, linking them to traditional concepts of gender labor. While it might seem strange to have a voice that has no personality traits like gender, there are consequences to that choice. And ultimately this persona could equip people to become more comfortable with having surveillance devices in intimate spaces like the home. So ultimately users of Siri and Alexa myself included. Need to balance the many conveniences, they offer with larger concerns about surveillance. Joe, how old are you. In human years. I'm three and in dog intact years twenty eight. I think here's are marked by nanoseconds. So that makes me like a squirrel, Ian. What do you like. I looked like lots of ones and zeros. And so in the paper you wrote, you looked at how Syrian Alexa conveyed some sort of stereotypical female traits and how users kind of Saudi that in them. So how how did they convey some of those female traits or what we think of as stereotypical female traits? Sure. So I talk about digital domesticity which is a way of talking about domesticity that is in the technological we are the technological realm. So the idea was that Syrian, Alexa, and the way that people use language to make sense of them were related to or associated with stereotypical feminine traits. So mothering caretaking even providing sexual labor. So in the SDSS tumbler, a lot of people talked about having a sexual relationship with Siri, and I'm sure that some of them were ingest it. It's fun. Funny to say something to a device that is maybe sexual, but it was frequent and repeated. And so over and over again, people would say, Siri, I love you or Siri? Will you marry me or even requests I for sexual acts, and it happened with such frequency as I ride in the paper that those folks who programmed the responses for Siri had to take into account these conversations. And so one of the things that if you ask Siri, you know, what are you wearing or do you love me? She will sort of defer, or she'll say, you know, I'm a device I don't. I don't have to wear anything. Can I get back to work now? All right. Can you give me any other examples? Absolutely. So Alexa has been folded into larger conversations about mothering and the digital age, and there's almost this new narrative about engaging with digital divide. ICES for people with children and whether or not that is beneficial for both the children in the household. You can famously say pretty much anything that you want to Syrian Alexa with very little repercussion. And so there have been a lot of mothers and other people doing parenting labor asking, do I want a device in my household, but not only listens to me, but allows me and my children and my family members to say potentially heinous things with very little response. So there was even an op-ed about Alexa being co parent. And then one other final comment is that there there are reviews of people who say, I think ingest, but I think it has some reality to it that Alexa performs enough of the sort of labor in the home and administrative labor that it sort of means that they don't need a wife or that they they can have a relationship with this device. So one review. Or said, Alexa means I don't need to engage with human women because she does what I need to do and with less complaining..
"syrian alexa" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show
"A great day. Same east pile of stories, and I feel bad for the pitcher of the cardinals. His name's Austin, and he was pitching a no hitter last night. When the fire alarm went off at the stadium and the worst time for this to happen. This is the fire alarm. In cynical cardinals fan. I'm thinking he's razzle. Do anything to break up? Why not? Fans pull it right? Yeah. Well, the reds reported as a mouthful action and one of the detectors unit smell folks, idiot fans. Don't you think that that's what they did probab-. It's just so wrong. The the, the cards, still one for two, but but he didn't get the no hitter because right when they got back on the field after the break as somebody hit the ball marked everything Amiens for storage. Got him Austin, like no last name. Number. Right? What else? Okay, guys, we gotta stop talking dirty to Syrian Alexa because it's happening. There isn't story. I don't tech industry insiders or saying that guy's aka Lohman are talking to their virtual assistance. Making them talk to them, you know bones in a certain way. I don't talk dirty first of all, I'm much rather talk to Alexa the Serey because I talked about them a little bit and some confuse. And so I like talk to Alexa. Honestly, I am pretty lonely. Sometimes, I guess. I don't mind. Let me get to my point here. I don't try to have sex with the dawn. Okay. I didn't think that that was it. I think just you want a my point is I tell a good night stop maybe like a good night. Bobby like that. But I do get night and I do like say, little things. I don't feel so alone sometime. Like what like, no, no, I know you're kidding, I'm, but I'm not really kidding. Like I do really talk to say, goodnight. Goodnight. I wake up at like, hey, good morning. I do. Buddha also talked to my day. He didn't talk. You need to know what what you have are say that makes you feel not alone. Nothing should talk. That's it. Thing. It takes the place of my dog to dog all the time. That's sad. My dog dies. We're talking to now I'm getting fortnight's ain't talked to twelve year olds. Oh. Above the break. What else? Okay, so snake massages are thing, and here's why people are letting snakes slither all over their bodies because they will. They're pretty heavy. And when the way it goes on your body, it adds pressure, they'll go on your chest, wrap yourselves round your feet, your head, your arms and like squeeze real tight in the release, and it feels really good type things not for me and I want a whole round yesterday, bass, snakes, actually, good. First of all, they're part of ecosystem that rats would over things. It's next one attack you unless they're threatened or hungry. I don't like that. I don't like humans to me if I'm not cool with it though. Oh, like two snakes. We can't talk to them. How do you tell okay. Too hard. Let go little bit. Sammy the snake chill out. Well, the people that are doing these state massages say that you actually can leave their really relaxed helps release tension and fear venture what else? That's it. That's my pile. Sure. The whole thing's a victory. That's the thing. Bobby bowl show that's a raft today. Actually, flying Philadelphia today. I don't know that I've ever been Philadelphia and I've been everywhere. I mean, I've been never where man I've been everywhere. Where where have you been? Well, I've been to Maine in Boston and Florida, California and Michigan, Texas everywhere. Salona which all day. Even Michigan all over. Philadelphia. And can I call it Philly? Ooh, out to. I'd never do. My friend is from west Philadelphia born raise. Yeah, we got pretty lucky. It's forget a fortunate situation playing basketball. Click around rich, rich, uncle, okay, so I'm going to them going to speak..
"syrian alexa" Discussed on The Tech Blog Writer Podcast - Inspired Tech Startup Stories
"Place where technology can help because you can say things for example to ray you can say show me all the job script developers in san francisco the have five years experience etc etc how many of them are female add the females to the top of the list so you could do something like that but then you've got additional problems as it goes down the line and i think this is where visuals ation and ai could become really powerful because it can shine light and transparency into this these processes in for example if we do solve the top funnel problem now maybe maybe all one hundred people that were interviewed maybe they're all women 'cause we've worked on that top of funnel problem but now what we find is that maybe they all you know half of them drop out of the first onsite interview and none of them take the offer then we can start to look at analytics by geography by job role by trying to understand what's happening why are we still not moving the needle so these are some examples where i think you know bias is is inherent in human processes but you know by visualizing and by the shining light on on where some that bias is in the human process i think that's that's where we have to start not many people listening will have heard of amazon's alexa oppo siri amongst of khotan i'm coke just that you've mentioned right couplets homes which also which i believe stunts full recruiting ought to fischel intelligence but can you just stuff an overview about ray and you're shaving with the shirt while ray ray is inspired by syrian alexa so it works very much the same way yeah it's a conversational assistant you can talk to it and you can also it also appears in many different forms it's a it's a mobile app it's web app that you can talk to it's also something that can be texted to of course and basically what it is if you think about those those interfaces are really good for their good for short cutting work so when we started building ray one of the things that it was inspired me was i was addicted to syria at the time and particularly was using it for things like if you if you.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"I had more in a long time and i put it on recently and it just beat them what's going on and look breathe apple watch i supposed to be that's the one thing you don't have dealings why is my apple watch telling me i have to breathe i've no idea how to use a love the strap on the face but i know i never now and then it sends me a text from four years ago yeah well right now syrian alexa kind of kinda hating each other not fringe right now so i can't deal with either of them never going to be friends i don't think so that both siri and electra female voices well you can change you can change that apparently but i won't change it i think siri doesn't like alexa that's my point of view on it but i think alexa never really thinks about searing it's kinda my sam yet it's kind of my san francisco los angeles because you like all men think that women always asked each other deeply no they could be best friend no it's like i said i don't think alexa really thinks about it i think this is unseen series jealous alexa i think syria has some issues some deep seated issues him i secretly best friends it's possible but i think serious very supportive to alexa see i don't get that i don't know where you're getting that from i don't see that enough you really listen to how siri phrases things and there's so many things like now this series doesn't know anymore and i think he's just refusing to say because wanted to go ask alexis the attitude i'm getting while comedown trust.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast
"Okay you want the one thing i do want and it if the screenwriter a ryan phnom is he doing sect one was at ryan codger ryan by kugler ryan cougar if he's listening to the pump lies not cougar kugler kugler coup inclusion olga read the wrong sites bring back almajd the police talking robot rocky four now happy birthday but he had with syrian alexa and all these digital home you have something naked satellite happy birthday rocky just quick like that just like a quick oman should not be done to bring back the full robot but i just want something to give a nod to that iconic seed because that is one of my favorite seeds in cinema history he is not actually directing it i'm not sure what his involvement is he may still be involved but i do know still won't wrote the script and was supposed to direct yet but stephen cabled jubal he reading the script it's like a creed can no longer fight so rocky has to step in and be drug rocky kicks the shit out of iowan dragon drago junior at sixty five years old in everyone celebrates in rocky gets another statue who fucking wrote this kugler is doing a number of michael jordan which i think on the way of this you may know at black panther so that was a big reason why but yes the german romanian boxer florian montano a i guess i must too assume to tell you pronounce it he will play ivan drug of sun arms i i don't know i gotta zia played out is i don't know if i w i liked the idea of the fresh dory lined with creed and i know you can come at me and say how is it fresh it was a public read some but there is still like a layer of freshness with like how he was fighting who was fighting and now with the whole thing is really entrench because the person he's fighting is related to the crew universe but man the or first creed was so good that scene of him running with all the bikes behind him in philadelphia to rockies jim so bad ask both have movie was one of the best means of that year do this florian mancino guy is yoked sasia the agree he's huge and.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on The Vergecast
"He and alexa version or do version also play to please do not your europe of your subject they just don't let it detect smoke you can with bob somewhere else but the idea of where the microphone should go it was really interesting yeah i devices hasn't you smart might switch yeah it is not just like controlled by alexei is an alexa device has the blue light ring sale exit a light switch lights up citing a big question right now you've got obviously that amazon people first party martin where england's aware of it but they're they're gone far and wide they're letting people put this stuff everywhere and then the question we're the microphones are going to go it started being asked last year yeah and now we're seeing all kinds of products microphones and then to access these devices i think you'll in amazon are still gonna keep selling google binny's in alexa echo device yes fuel so they already sold suck six million i four sixty and some huge number yet i think people want when i don't think people want microphones built into their walls and then they wanna unplug they should sometimes yet he's up we'll see in an they're smart fridge is thing think hugh eljisr thank you it's got stuff it's running s greer samsung has it makes me for age what is bixby like they they wanted to not be the same thing a syrian alexa and who'll cesid but it's turning into that it has a sparkling sobbing so you're samsung has more consistent botha belkin is here yeah apple is it's find the biggest apple hunk at news is from belkin right they actually have a proper hub yes we must africom kit now get an dealer this is your favorite mika there's this thing called the mantle leave it looks like it's wellsited die like if you played those and trains and you just you be rotated instead of down on the scene that you want but i just love the idea that you like you get home and you're like well my house to be like right now we'll be rolling the dice.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"That's not gonna be broken what can be broken is the the business model and i think that's where we're seeing some interesting things round financial inclusion and my favorite story of financial how can come at them all the time that the whole thing around the fact that now we can bring in forbidding people who were on bank to on the banks and give them fullscale services serie mobile networks bulls upscale a times it's no complacency on anything are so you can place he aides complacency in banks but i do see that the banks have a very strong stranglehold position which over time might be weakened if if they let it i think that's the thing i need they letter i think it's any advantages ohni sort of giving away rather than taken isn't it to a certain degree but it's going to i think mainstream media may be not covering what's actually happening in the industry is closely is probably we will understand i think so i mean i think it free things pulsipher said deng mistake a clear view for a short distance and this is exactly what this journalist is doing and says you know where we're not doing much in in artificial intelligence and light adoption of technology and you just you just look at economic year or two ago who is using syrian alexa and that starting to get ubiquitous in in households and moving on arab so we have a story in business insider this is monceau ceo apologizes for an acceptable outages and tells customers to carry a backup bank card first on this is tom we know you listen you need to submit some more pictures to journalists because they keep using that one of you looking like a sailor and birds what what are we actually sort of think about the rest of this than it's say icon felt like people keep.
"syrian alexa" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"And it's it's necessary because in the past apples introduced to technology and gotten partners onboard make the products and then said okay partners there you go and the partners of edged try and generate buzz around at generate marketing around now and they've always relied a little bit on apple single were partnering with apple apple will tell people about it and that's never happened until now this this is what's been necessary and this is what's been missing you know as going to be really popular and apple retail stores as fall a r kit apps installed in running on every ipad and every iphone of the table everyone's going to be going in their point in their phone down the table a little dancing guy around on that wouldn't take an everyone's gonna wanna do it it's going to be a huge it yes you're absolutely right the couldn't have thought of that at all when they were doing something a moving onto the the machine learning artificial intelligence portion of the program siri has a commanding lead in users over goal assistant and samsung s voice now it's no surprise to me that siri has a lead over s voice but the people haven't taken up google system as well i mean i guess the maybe there's some new android fragmentation or their implementation of it i i dunno i mean i think that i think syrian alexa have certainly one the marketing game oh siri stop announced listen we saw a look now to devices went off jeez come up i think that she who shall not be named and alexa have certainly one in the marketing department it's not like people you hear them talking about cortana in public or google assistant or anything like that well google made the regrettable decision of not giving it a never had more you have to give it enduring name.