Amazon Alexa could be instrumental in changing the world for the better if the Wake Word were changed from "Alexa..." to "Alexa, please...".
Jessa L Steele(Olsen) commented
Say please and thank you to Alexa or she asks “What’s the magic word?” Or responds “ah, you’re welcome?”
olcan moncayo martinez commented
Specially for Kids, help them learn how to ask politely PLEASE and THANKYOU for things. Alexa should respond only to kids that ask PLEASE.
stig håkon zeiner-gundersen commented
Hi! I am a father to a 2 year old and an Alexa, and I am in the process of teaching the former how to be polite. The other day as I was yelling my command to Alexa telling her to play me some Frank Sinatra ' and it got me thinking: 'I am not being very polite to Alexa, and thus I am modeling my son to yell commands when he wants something.
As I want my son to get into the habit of saying 'please' when he wants something, (and not yelling at musicians to play Frank Sinatra) I thought I'd submit a suggestion for a mode where you can change Alexa's command word to 'Alexa, please…'
(Alexa, please play me some Frank Sinatra' pr example.)
Please, consider my suggestion. (See what I did there)
Best regards, well mannered father and 'Frank Sinatra cover bands' fan.
Thank you (did it again).