Effects of Alexa and Siri on kids

In the present days, chatting with a robot is a part of many families’ daily lives

Children play with Alexa and Siri and love to command them to tell jokes, make animal sounds and sing songs etc. Some people claim that this practice can make kids act bossy.

 

During the time of the pandemic, the children are forced to stay at home. In the present days, chatting with a robot is a part of many families’ daily lives. A study conducted by the University of Washington wanted to find whether talking to Alexa or Siri on a regular basis can affect the way children talk with their fellow humans.

 

A research was conducted in which a conversational agent had to use a specific word. There were 22 children between the ages of 5 and 10. The agent had to use the word “bungo” to ask it to speak more quickly.

 

After the research it was concluded that the majority of the children did learn the word but did not use it in conversation though they remembered it. And also it doesn't affect the children as they are sensitive and treat their fellow humans and robots differently. It can bring little changes in speaking patterns but not any major negative traits.

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