How R2D2 can Save the Amazon Echo

Too Verbose — Be More Like R2D2

All voice assistants are too verbose. They talk and talk and talk and say all these rough phrases in their strange robotic voices. Even if their voices modulated perfectly, usually the user doesn’t want to hear all the details.

R2D2 to the Rescue

There is a machine that has a less verbose verbal interface (VI): R2D2. If you forgot this Star Wars hero’s noises, here is a video of a bird making them all.

Using something like R2D2’s VI could be a solution to voice assistant’s interfaces.

Please, Thank you, and Your welcome

First off, it is very natural to say “Thank you” to Alexa after she helps you with something, but no “Your welcome”.

Pulling it All Together

Let’s look at the two examples and apply the R2D2 method.

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Educator, Founder, Engineer. Interested in Evidence Based Education and Solving BIG Problems.