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Do You Have a Strong Accent ? Do Voice Activated Devices Understand You ?

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My son set up a Google Home in my bedroom. It's similar to Alexis, as it's voice activated, however my Welsh accent must be very strong as it's takes me three or four attempts to set the alarm as she keeps saying a completely different time e.g. 1:30 was 3 etc

beccatavender
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
Mick82
Mick822 weeks ago

My father has strong northern Irish accent him and Alexa don’t get on too well

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 weeks ago

I feel his pain, I really started to dislike Google, if I remember I put on a posh accent, otherwise I start insulting her as she continued to either ignore me of does random things🙂

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saz1980
saz19802 weeks ago

She struggles with mine too (I’m from the north east of England) . It’s a pain lol

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 weeks ago

Alexa doesn't seem to have any problem understanding me. I don't have much of a North West regional accent though.

It doesn't help if you think she's called "Trevor" either.

This video always amuses me - but don't play if easily offended.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 weeks ago

I don’t think it is just your accent, we can say something to Alexa and sometimes can take a few goes before she obeys. Just a thought her name is Alexa and not Alexis lol. Although I see your son is using Google home.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 weeks ago

This thread reminds me of Miranda trying to rearrange a delivery. She tried a few times saying Tuesday in her best voice, but it only worked when she said it in a ‘normal’ (dare I say common) voice.

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GSM
GSM2 weeks ago

I do, very strong Spanish accent 🙂

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 weeks ago

I have a thick geordie accent (so I'm told). Someone a while ago on here advised me you can train Alexa to recognize your voice. So she now better understands me 😂. I would imagine Google has a similar function.

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh2 weeks ago

Mine always struggle to understand me as well so I don’t use the voice activated features anymore. Oddly enough though, my mother’s tablet always understands me first time. It can’t understand her though…

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