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"passively" - with less energy or focus compared to typing or voice commands
Voice assistants are currently very popular due to their ease of use and benefit to your time (multitasking) and safety. You can safely call your fiance while driving without looking at your phone, check the weather while dressing, or set up a timer while having dirty hands from cooking. However, they are not perfect. They listen to us even when we are not needing them, they mishear the commands, activate by themselves, teach kids no manners, negatively affect their development, etc.
How could we activate intelligent assistants like Siri, Alexa, or others through a more passive means (without voice, touch, or other means)?
Can we use something in our skin, body temperature, or other physiological or psychological mechanisms to check the weather via our favorite assistant?
Do you have an idea of how our minds could be connected to generate "real-world" output?
Is there another way to activate assistants faster, with an emphasis on activation ONLY when we want them?
Do you have another creative vision of how future AI-asistants could look like, what shape they could take?
Voice assistants like Alexa and Siri can negatively impact a child’s social development - https://studyfinds.org/voice-assistants-child-development/
Set a safe word or sound that when the assistant hears, aborts the actions and resets itself. The safe word phrase could be a single letter like "A" or a simple word that is not common but easy to comprehend even in noise (for example, something like a loud "hey").
Keeping a safe word is not the optimum solution but a temporary fix until we figure out the best solution or until AI becomes more understanding.
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