How does a voice-activated robotic lawnmower perform on its own?
The answer, of course, is that Alexa doesn’t know.
Amazon doesn’t have an AI system that can learn from human interaction, nor does it have a voice system that’s conversational.
Its voice technology has always been highly specialized and specific, and Alexa is a good example of this.
In fact, Alexa has been dubbed the “Voice of God” by some, but I’d argue that it’s more like the “voice of nature” in the sense that it has a very specific role in helping humans understand what they’re seeing.
I’ll touch on this more in a bit.
The first thing Alexa does when it senses something in the vicinity of it is to activate a little feature called “location” that tells Alexa where it’s going to be in the near future.
This tells Alexa what direction the robot is going, which is handy when it detects something it doesn’t understand.
This information is then sent to the Amazon cloud to be used in some more useful ways.
For instance, Amazon says that its voice system can identify patterns in the human voice, and the AI system can tell whether a given pattern is related to a specific task, like turning a particular knob.
It can also tell if a pattern is a cue for a specific pattern, and how it’s related to it.
The Alexa voice technology is also very specific about what it wants to do, as the company explained in a blog post.
For example, when Alexa detects a noise in the background, it will tell the system to “wake up,” which means it will respond to a “wake me up” command.
If Alexa’s voice system detects a sound it doesn