One of the advantages of Alexa -and therefore of the rest of virtual assistants powered by Artificial Intelligence- is that it can ‘evolve’ so to speak, learn new tricks in the same way that a mobile phone increases its capabilities with each new app that is given to it. install. This can be through their ‘skills’ -which work the same as smartphone applications-, or with new voice commands.
Commands like the ones Amazon has taught its assistant to give users more control over their own privacy.
Privacy controls for Alexa
Along with the presentation of its Hardware news, Amazon has also taken the opportunity to show us the new commands that Alexa has learned: Voice commands focused on improving the privacy of users. For example, if you have a device that uses Alexa as an AI assistant, you can tell it:
– ‘Alexa, delete everything I said today’
By giving this voice command, the assistant will delete all the commands that you have given during the day. In this way, you will delete all the voice recordings of that day linked to your user account if you decide that you do not want to keep them.
Review Privacy settings
But there are more new commands, like this:
– ‘Alexa, how can I check my privacy settings?’
If you say so, the assistant will send a direct link to the privacy settings through the Alexa ‘app’, where you can see how the different privacy preferences work and choose the option you consider best.
The novelties introduced by Amazon also allow Alexa to answer more questions about privacy that the user has. So, you can ask:
– ‘Alexa, how can I manage my data?’
– ‘Alexa, how does my data improve Alexa?’
To find out how to handle your own data or how Alexa uses it. The new commands come with the latest update for the wizard.