Monday, February 27, 2017

How Computer 'Assistants' Are Creating A Generation Of Spoilt Brats

I like how the new thing is to blame Siri and Alexa for bad parenting. Trust me, if you have a spoiled brat, Siri and Alexa are not to blame.

They fear their youngsters are being taught that merely speaking clearly is enough to get them what they want without any need for asking politely. Even former Google executive Hunter Walk said in a blog post last year that the Amazon Echo was turning his daughter into a brat. He added: 'The prompt command to activate the Echo is "Alexa…" not "Alexa, please". And Alexa doesn't require a 'thank you' before it's ready to perform another task.