Now You and Alexa Can Whisper To Each Other And Not Wake The Baby
The tech site Engadget is reporting that if you find Amazon Echo devices helpful, but their on-board assistant Alexa a little loud sometimes, you and Alexa can now whisper to each other.
The so-called "whisper mode" allows you to use the same commands you'd normally tell Alexa -- such as "dim the lights" or "play some lullabys" -- but she'll be able to hear you whisper them. And Alexa will confirm those commands as she always does -- but will do so in hushed tones.
While a handy bit of bedtime tech, the upgrade is actually teaching the assistants to listen and reply in kind to conversational cues, and reply in a similar tone of voice. For example, you wouldn't respond to a friend telling you something quietly by boldly proclaiming a response.