Education From Amazon’s Alexa

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  1. Martin Alonzo

    Martin Alonzo Very Well-Known Member
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    This is pretty scary that people are listening and believing this stuff.

    Amazon’s Alexa is a CRAZY SJW LIBERAL! | Louder With Crowder
     
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  2. Ina I. Wonder

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    Now I would be much more interested if they put Wikipedia in the form of Alexa. Still, for real important stuff, you should check more than a couple sources.
     
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  3. Martin Alonzo

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    It must make the Christians upset when it says Jesus Christ was a mythical person and other things like that. Also Wikipedia can be edited by anyone so your getting a persons opinion and not fact
     
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    Just read an article today that let me know Alexa could actually be something that could help my husband with his vision loss. When he can not see to tell the time anymore or to turn on his music, etc. ...it may be good to buy him Alexa and let her do these things for him. :)
     
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    I looked up Jesus Christ on Wikipedia and although I didn't read it, looks pretty detailed to me.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus#Proclamation_as_Christ_and_Transfiguration
     
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    The Echo comes in two sizes (at least, maybe more by now), and the larger one has its own speaker so that it can work without being connected to anything. The Echo Dot is much smaller, and needs to be connected to some sort of sound system, such as your television or stereo speakers.
    The Dot is much cheaper; and both are voice responsive. I think that we have a thread on here (in the tech section) about Alexa and the Echo.
    @Ina I. Wonder has one, and she says that she uses hers to read audiobooks to her when her eyesight is bad; so i think that there would be a lot of helpful things that an Echo could do to help out your husband with the failing eyesight.
     
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    Thanks for that info Yvonne. The article I read was very informative too and I do think it will be something that will be helpful for my husband. There are so many things out there now to help people with low vision...some things are way to expensive...but I am finding by doing the research you can find the same things at very different prices.
     
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    The regular Echo is about $100, Babs, and the Dot is about $30; so if you can connect it to your own speaker system, it is much cheaper, and also a lot easier to move around should you want to do that.
     
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    It might be good to tell you the time but would you trust it for other info like Jesus Christ was a mythical person and Mohammad was a great person and when ask did he beat his wife it did not know. If you want a leftest view of the world with a anti christian view as well it sounds good.
     
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    No, I would not use it for information like this Martin...after all it has been programmed with the info it has, etc....so there's probably lots of bias there too. :)

    But in telling the time and playing music, etc. it will be a help when my husband can not see to do these things anymore. When that time comes it will probably be even cheaper to buy too...since they are always updating things.
     
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    That I think would be a good purpose for it. My wife dictates much of what she writes rather than typing it.
     
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    How does that work @Ken Anderson. Does Michelle just dictate to Alexa and then tell Alexa to type what she has dictated or print it off the printer?
     
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    Probably Siri, since we have Macs. We both have Dragonspeak, which is a dictation program, but I know she said some time ago that her Mac takes dictation better without it.
     
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