wake word

wake word

The spoken word that causes a virtual assistant to "wake up" and "listen" to the question that will follow. For example, the wake words in Amazon's Alexa assistant are "Alexa," "Echo," "Amazon" and "Computer." The Google Assistant responds to "OK Google" and "Hey Google." Apple's HomePod responds to "Hey Siri." See Amazon Echo, Google Assistant and Apple HomePod.
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