A few weeks ago Amazon was issued a patent for a new Alexa technology that would enable the device to detect our physical, emotional and behavioral states
The example given is that if Alexa detects a cough or sniffles when a user makes a voice request, the assistant might respond by asking if the user wants to order lozenges. Alexa would also be able to use consumers' demographic and behavioral information such as age, location, accents, and past search and purchase behavior to help inform those suggestions.
Now before you get creeped out, the commercial side of this technology is everything a brand could want. But for the user? Maybe not so much. As it is, many people are already skittish about the privacy issues of voice assistants. I have little doubt that if this technology becomes a reality – there would have to be a kill switch that a user could decide to turn this aspect of the technology off.
Business Insider gives us two scenarios to consider:
So, the answer is yes. Alexa IS taking over.