California fires: smart speakers and emergency alerts
Aaron C. de Bruyn
aaron at heyaaron.com
Mon Oct 16 15:48:04 CST 2017
On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:32 AM, Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
> A smart speaker suddenly announcing "There is a tornado warning in this
> area, would you like to hear more?" will probably freak-out those same
> non-technical people.
Simple programming problem.
Speaker: "There is a tornado warning in this area, would you like to hear more?"
User: "How did you get my phone number?"
Speaker: "You have opted out of tornado warnings"
Fast forward to the next tornado and techno-darwinism will take effect.
Alternatively you could have the speaker ramble on for 10-15 minutes
about how the weather alerting system works and maybe the end-user
will hang around long enough listening to the explanation...
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