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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2017, 09:04:38 AM »

..... It was stated you could drop the "A" and just use "Lexa" users stated they had a better response.
...... I'll be testing the Lexa attention word.

The [modified] Lexa attention word worked fine with my DOT.
I've been trying to use Lexa instead of Alexa However I sometimes catch my self saying Alexa :-[
Funny that's when she fails to respond. ::) :'
I have yet to get a failed response using Lexa, however I expect that will come. ::) :'
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2017, 10:28:13 AM »

I've been trying to use Lexa instead of Alexa However I sometimes catch my self saying Alexa :-[

I am surprised at just how sloppy I can be with pronunciation and even correct terms/words I can be with Alexa.

I can ask for my "flash briefing"... the correct term. Or I can ask for my "flash brief' or my 'morning briefing'... and I still get my 2 minutes of headline news followed by my local weather (and mini forecast). My voice recognition percentages would have to fractionally short of 100%. Maybe 99.85%. And I haven't even voice trained this thing.
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2017, 11:04:30 AM »

I've been trying to use Lexa instead of Alexa However I sometimes catch my self saying Alexa :-[

I am surprised at just how sloppy I can be with pronunciation and even correct terms/words I can be with Alexa.

I can ask for my "flash briefing"... the correct term. Or I can ask for my "flash brief' or my 'morning briefing'... and I still get my 2 minutes of headline news followed by my local weather (and mini forecast). My voice recognition percentages would have to fractionally short of 100%. Maybe 99.85%. And I haven't even voice trained this thing.
Same here.
lamp, light, lights it sees the same for me. I also haven't trained which gets me to wonder ::) Would my recognition be as successful if I voice trained?
I've been holding off training this as I'm afraid it may stop hearing my wife. But then she says I don't hear her sometimes either! rofl
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2017, 11:27:20 AM »

........ I've been holding off training this as I'm afraid it may stop hearing my wife. But then she says I don't hear her sometimes either! rofl

My wife uses Alexa to play music on the Bluetooth speaker in the kitchen. She really has welcomed the DOT. I was a little surprised.

According to that book I bought (if I remember correctly)... even trained... Alexia will recognize all voices. Which is handy... and something to remember as a caution. Although my garage door is on-line... and I can control it by phone from anywhere. I won't allow Alexia to control it as I wouldn't want someone to be able to holler in an open window to open the garage door.
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2017, 11:18:41 AM »

I renamed my PC Alexa since my Dot can't hear me in the office.
I've also kept the PC speaker set as the Dot. I like the added info the dot now supplies from the PC.
I managed to get the PC voice from PCC sounding very much like Alexa using the rate and pitch adjustments. This helps when Alexa only responds with an OK the PC can give extra details for things triggered with Alex10.
A new Airsight XX51A now sits beside my Dot which I hope to control via Alexa in the future. I'm not sure if that's where it will stay but it is cool to be able to connect to the camera and send voice commands to Alexa threw it.
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2017, 09:32:15 AM »

.... A new Airsight XX51A now sits beside my Dot which I hope to control via Alexa in the future. I'm not sure if that's where it will stay but it is cool to be able to connect to the camera and send voice commands to Alexa threw it.

I've thought of the future facial recognition capabilities and Alexa. I also noticed a bracket being sold on Amazon to wall mount the DOT. I am thinking of using a Hi-Res domed camera... mounted with the DOT... sharing a single wall mounting. It might look similar to this:

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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #51 on: March 16, 2017, 12:57:34 PM »

........ I've been holding off training this as I'm afraid it may stop hearing my wife. But then she says I don't hear her sometimes either! rofl
According to that book I bought (if I remember correctly)... even trained... Alexia will recognize all voices. Which is handy... and something to remember as a caution. Although my garage door is on-line... and I can control it by phone from anywhere. I won't allow Alexia to control it as I wouldn't want someone to be able to holler in an open window to open the garage door.

The Echo team is working on speaker dependent voice recognition, so that not everyone would be able to order from Amazon, control lights, etc.
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2017, 07:39:20 PM »

Including the person when they have a cold.   :'
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2017, 12:19:37 AM »

Including the person when they have a cold.   :'

Then Alexa says:  https://youtu.be/7qnd-hdmgfk
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2017, 05:15:40 PM »

I now have Alexa voice control of my Airsight XX51a. :)%  well at least telling it to go to pre-sets 1-8  ::) :'
I also have the option to voice control my Airsight XX70a to do the same.  8)
The code(included in Alex10 v1.5.3.1+) also will allow control of my Foscam or Easyn Fseries cams.  8)
However currently code only allows configuration for one camera.  :(
I most likely will add multi camera Alexa control to PCC in the future. ;)

I've read about the Echo team working on the Voice ID, and apparently having a cold won't affect it's ability to recognize. 8)
This actually has been in the works for some time. Google has also been working on this and is apparently on the new Samsung smartphones >!
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2017, 09:16:24 AM »

I updated my OP As I discovered there are several things listed I no longer use.
As well some newer things have replaced older software and hardware.
As many know I've been testing X10s new Wi-Fi module (WM100) with an android app(as yet unofficially named).
I've added that to my setup list as well. ;)
Over the summer I moved my RM Broadlink to the cottage and used it extensively there.
I liked it so much I picked up another for here. Since the WM100 is not Wi-Fi to RF the Broadlink fills that gap as well as Wi-Fi  to IR.
Since the  Broadlink can learn X10 security signals I can now turn ON/Off my X10 security system from anywhere. :)%
Maybe my security system will get used more now  rofl
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2017, 03:45:25 PM »

I finally replace my X10 Powermids with the RM Bridge.
Since I was using Alexa mostly to control them anyways it wasn't a big to do using the IHC Alexa skill
I use Alexa's routines to turn on the TV and Cable box each morning which my wife is actually liking :)

I picked up a Google Home Mini hoping to integrate it into my HA setup but finding it a little more difficult.
I find myself saying "Alexa,..." instead of "OK(or hey) Google..."  :-[
I've yet to integrate my X10 setup with Google, some of my other Smart devices are not an issue if there is a Google  skill..
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Re: Tuicemen's Place (city residence)
« Reply #57 on: December 02, 2017, 06:02:13 PM »

.... I find myself saying "Alexa,..." instead of "OK(or hey) Google..."  :-[

I spend much of my adult life single.... and learned to call every woman I dated... "sweetheart". It saved me any embarrassment from using a wrong name. I would think..... Amazon, google, apple, and Microsoft would realize the need for a bachelor/generic name for these AI ladies.

https://youtu.be/YvT_gqs5ETk
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