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My OnePlus One heard a video I'm watching

bupkus

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My android phone was on the desk next to me while I was listening to a calculus lecture on my desktop pc.. Suddenly, the phone screen lit up and displayed google chrome providing a search on "chain rule".
I don't feel at all comfortable with my phone now.

What is happening?
 
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Raduque

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Probably heard something that vaguely sounded like "ok google" in the video. If you never use voice search, just disable the hotword response.
 
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Commodus

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My android phone was on the desk next to me while I was listening to a calculus lecture on my desktop pc.. Suddenly, the phone screen lit up and displayed google chrome providing a search on "chain rule".
I don't feel at all comfortable with my phone now.

What is happening?
Going to echo what Raduque said: if something closely matches the "OK Google" command, it'll start listening for a little bit.

This isn't unique to Google, either. Apple gear and the Xbox One (with Kinect) are known to respond to false positives. We really need voice-specific training to be more common on devices...
 

Sheep221

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Computers and their minions(phones) do like math, what's to wonder about? They want to learn too :) .
 

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