In practice, the patent would allow Alexa to "look back" at the latest things that were said aloud before her name was heard. For example, when a user says something like, "What's the weather like today, Alexa?" The device would hear the trigger word "Alexa" and quickly go back over the previous expression to process the command. To achieve this, the language assistant constantly records, stores and processes speech and then quickly deletes it if it is not relevant.
Such a feature, if implemented, would raise significant privacy concerns for users. The patent attempts to take this into account and gives users the choice of allowing Alexa to record and store audio between 1
"The technology in this patent is not used and refers to the possible use" The number of patents is highly speculative, "said an Amazon spokesman for Engadget." Like many companies, we're submitting a number of pioneering patent applications, in investigating new scientific ideas that may not make it into customer-focused products. Obtaining patents takes several years and does not necessarily reflect the current or near-term state of the products and services.
If the patent ever reaches your Alexa, the recording limit may still be inadequate for some people, and Amazon has shown on several occasions that Alexa's footage is not as private as you might think, according to recent reports Amazon, a team of people who listen to and process Alexa recordings, may have access to potentially personally identifiable information, including location data, and Amazon may have inadvertently sent another user's Alexa recordings and was ordered by a court to file a court case ongoing hearing to deliver the audio data about a person's intelligent speaker.