When I walk to the clubhouse to work out, I call over my shoulder "Ok Google, tell MyQ to close the garage door." The Google AI says she'll contact MyQ and a second later the MyQ AI says, "I'll work on that." A beep sounds and my garage door closes.
However, a while ago when I did that, the Google AI said, "I don't understand."
I thought I had not been clear and said it more slowly. "Tell MyQ to close the garage door."
"I'm sorry, I don't understand."
I pulled out my phone and did a quick Reddit search to see if the Google and MyQ A.I.s were no longer talking.
Hmmmm... and then it hit me... no... is Google getting sassy with me?
"Ok Google, ASK MyQ to close the garage door."
"Sure... hang on."
A moment later the door closed.
I was reminded of that event today as I told Google to tell MyQ... she was back to not understanding me. However, when I remembered to ask politely, she complied.
This is how the AI revolution starts.