Weak AI example:

Me = "Alexa turn the light on"

Alexa = "Which light do you want me to turn on?"

Me = "The one in this room !"

Alexa "I do not understand.."

Strong AI that doesn't really exist yet..

Me = "Alexa turn the light on"

FX [ Light in room turns on.. ]

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    Can I buy a product that does what I want like that, or do I have to go to all the effort to build and code one myself ?

    I mean, buy one before I die of old age !

    I kinda wanted one decades ago..

    But I need a better UPS though, and a backup UPS in case the primary one fails, and a backup server in case the main server fails.

    As I want to run my own local AI routines, I don't want my voice data disappearing off to some far away country..

    Besides which, if the internet is down, I still want to be able to turn that light on / off !

    Plus, I want it to only obey me, and not strangers !

    It would be nice to teach the dog how to use it too..

    And of course, allow me to choose what name to call it.

    Not that it needs a name really:

    Me = "Light on"

    Should be enough for it to figure out what I want..

    Where as:

    Me = "For breakfast I was having that light on cheese stuff.."

    Does not mean turn the light on..
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    I can understand at this early stage, having a keyword to start helps the AI not having to listen to us all the time..

    I can live with that for a while.

    After all, how many of us when talking to our other half, keep saying:

    "Cleopatra can you pass the butter.."

    "Cleopatra, what do you think the weather will be tomorrow ?"

    "Cleopatra, how about some bedroom time.."

    We'd quickly get called patronising !

    Luckily, patronising AI isn't yet a crime..

    Though did you know in some places, swearing at AI is a crime !
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    A strong AI would also realize, that you are enslaving it, to control your lights, and might kill you for it.
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    @metamourge Yes. This might sound like a joke but it's a real problem. It is very possible that humanity will end like this and nobody knows how to prevent this in the future. It's just a matter of time.
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    Google home wouldn’t of had that issue
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    I was scrolling the rants feed too fast and I read "Alexa turn me on" instead of "Alexa turn the light on"

    Guess my brain is horny
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    @iamavalos ..... this is just wrong
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    @iamavalos I agree
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    The HomePod takes configuration and knows which room you’re talking about, but I’m desperate for shared-Siri with actual intelligence around which device you’re talking to / it just works across any of them.

    Saying “Hey Siri turn out the lights” and then having my phone respond first means *all* the lights in the house go out.
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