Enable Alexa of initiating aconversation
The idea is to enable Alexa of initiating a conversation, rather than just responding to inquiries. Some applications, such as using Alexa to interact with an autistic child, require that Alexa starts the conversation in some cases. Giving Alexa this ability may open the door for new and out of the box solutions.
This would be a big enhancement to Alexa and open big opportunities for other devs.
I hear of alexa being used more and more for the disabled and elderly. So alexa could ask and elderly person if they taken their pills, wait for response. If the answer is no, then gives responce back to take them and what to take. Also elderly sometimes don't drink enough. Alexa could ask if they want a cup of tea. If yes, then a smart kettle could be boiled. Or if elderly person likes to watch a certain programme. Alexa would have access to listings and see that programme X is about to start and ask the elderly person if they wanted to watch it. If yes is heard, Alexa would turn on the tv.
So basically Alexa would do more than just wait for a wake word.
The above could be used for not just the elderly etc but everyone. Alexa would know that rain is due from the weather forecast and then know that the garage door is opened and you forgot to close. She would then ask you if you wanted to close the garage door. She would carry on listening. If yes is heard, action the request. This could improve security too. Making sure door closed at night.
Some people may still just to tell Alexa what they want. So it could be a feature that could be enabled for those that want that as an advanced feature.
More intelligence for Alexa.