Whether it’s Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri or the Google Assistant, how polite are you with your virtual assistant? Photo: Alamy

‘Please Alexa’, ‘Thank you Siri’: why virtual assistants should be spoken to politely

  • Virtual assistants from Amazon, Apple and Google could be teaching kids to be rude and demanding, blurring the line between AI and real humans
  • Amazon’s ‘Magic Word’ feature and Google’s ‘Pretty Please’ software both encourage polite interaction with devices
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Whether it’s Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri or the Google Assistant, how polite are you with your virtual assistant? Photo: Alamy
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