Here’s a little fun I had playing the the new wake word this morning:
Several years ago, we had used Sensory’s TrulyHandsFree to create a user-defined trigger of “computer” on the Ubi:
While this is amazingly fun, computer is not necessarily an ideal wake word because:
- It can be used in regular conversation
- It only has three syllables
- There are many words that share it’s consonants and syllables (words like controller, future, mature, texture, etc…)
- It’s not unique
However, maybe that’s an overstated issue. Ngram viewer shows that the popularity of the word, at least in published books, peaked and is waning.
Kudos to Amazon for adding this and making millions of trekkies giddy.