Amazon’s Alexa will encourage children to say ‘Please’

Last Updated: Apr 26 2018 17:50

TECHNOLOGY- Amazon's smart assistant Alexa will now encourage children to say "Please," and: "Thank you," when issuing it voice commands.

Parents have earlier complained that voice assistants are making their children sound rude and even officious.

Apart from ‘Please’, parents can now also set time limits on when requests are responded to, and can block some services.

As of now, the facilities have been announced only in the USA, where they will become available on May 9 via a software update.