Tag: Alexa

Mobile Development is not Front-end Development

May 20, 2017 | By

According to Stackoverflow, almost 80% of developers there claim to be “web developers”. That sheds a lot of light on why mobile development has become this presentation focused, HTML5, CSS3, screen-size/orientation field, rather than understanding and utilizing “mobility”. I suspect engineers from device companies such as Motorola, Samsung and Apple are quite frustrated that they make […]

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Voice Interfaces and Contextual Intelligence

May 16, 2017 | By

Here’s a scenario: You are leaving to meet your friend Mark and you want to tell Alexa this: You: “Alexa, let Mark know when I am almost there” Alexa: “Okay” To solve this you need to answer: Which Mark is relevant now? and btw, is it Marc or Mark? Where is “there“? Where is Mark – […]

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“Alexa, it’s Peter who pays Paul”

April 7, 2017 | By

Consider these commands: “Alexa, ask Peter to pay Paul.” “Alexa, ask Harry for a meeting with Sally.” and compare with “Computer, ask Replicator for coffee, black!” The last one doesn’t sound right. Does it? That’s because you don’t tell “the Computer” it’s “the Replicator” that can make coffee, black. It knows that. So why should we […]

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