Brainstorming Alexa: Use Cases for Older Adults

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Saratoga Retirement Community Explorers are introduced to Alexa, the AI contained in the Amazon Echo device. Explorer Jan tells the group about many of the tasks that she and her husband ask Alexa to do on a daily basis.

The voice-driven nature of the device evokes questions about privacy, and whether Alexa is always listening and transmitting information via the Internet. To some, the set-up and operating instructions seem to be a limiting factor in whether Alexa would be helpful to older people.

The group members launch into a brainstorming session of what such a device could potentially do, imagining tasks that would be helpful in their everyday life.

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from the Saratoga Retirement Community circle discussion May 23rd, 2017.


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Key words: 
artificial intelligence, bluetooth speakers, Amazon Echo