„Alexa, lights on. Alexa, weather. Alexa, order milk. Alexa, lights off. Alexa, play jazz...“, every voice assistant user, always. Alexa do that, Alexa do this. Voice assistants gets more and more integrated in our lives. Through the AI we can control almost every device in our household or give commands e.g. for navigate or wake up.
Society needs to rethink how it wants to communicate with digital voice assistants. A few years ago, language assistants were not as developed as they are now and had trouble understanding long and com- plex commands. That‘s why the society has learned to admit commands briefly and loudly. Nowadays language assistants are so sophisticated that they are even able to have real conversations with us. But our language has not evolved. Furthermore, we give commands in a commanding tone.