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Voice digital assistants can be of great help in the home. They are already proving it in many homes. Today, Amazon Alexa incorporates a very interesting new feature.
Digital voice assistants have come a long way in just a few years. Their field of action today is impressive. Google and Amazon work hard on their systems to simplify your daily life and allow you to carry out more and more operations with your voice alone. Or sometimes even without the voice, in a totally intelligent way. This is the case with the functionality that interests us today at Amazon Alexa.
Amazon Alexa becomes proactive
Usually, when you go to bed, you turn off the lights in your home before you go to bed. However, sometimes it happens that we are too tired and fall asleep without doing so. Completely unnecessary electricity consumption that is not good for your wallet or for the planet. That being said, today, Amazon Alexa can help you, if you have a device compatible with the digital voice assistant of the American giant, of course.
and can now turn off your lights by itself when you sleep
Indeed, according to an article in The Verge, it seems that Amazon has just deployed an update to Alexa allowing it to detect when you have fallen asleep and to turn off the lights for you, as long as you use lights that can be controlled by Alexa, that goes without saying. To first-time Alexa users, this might sound like a fairly familiar feature.
And that’s the case. This new option is based on the old “hunches” of the wizard but the main difference here is that the system no longer needs to ask the user for permission. Alexa would usually ask the user for permission before triggering a particular action, this to make sure that this is what is wanted. That being said, with this update Alexa is going proactive.
Before you start worrying about your privacy or having a nightmare that Alexa might have more control than you want to give her, know that users have the option to turn this feature on or off. This means that if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of proactive Alexa, you can choose not to take advantage of it. Still, this is a very interesting function. The update is in the process of being rolled out, it seems.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.