Echo's voice recognition is already leaps and bounds better than what your average smartphone can do, but it's unclear how the AT&T skill will handle errors or words Alexa doesn't understand.
We'll know more once the skill goes live tomorrow, including whether or not Alexa will read your texts back to you before you send them.
Bowers controversially performed the duties of his office by defending the constitutionality of a Georgia criminal sodomy statute in a test case brought by the ACLU.
The plaintiff was Michael Hardwick, a man who had been arrested by the Atlanta Police Department on charges including violation of the state sodomy statute.
(Hardwick had engaged in consensual sex in the privacy of his own home.) The relevant county district attorney refused to prosecute the case, but the courts ruled that Hardwick nevertheless had standing to challenge the constitutionality of the statute.
The United States Supreme Court upheld the statute in Bowers v. in which it stated that "Bowers was not correct when it was decided, and it is not correct today." Bowers has declined further comment on the case, saying "I did my job as best I knew how, and reasonable people can disagree about it, but that’s all I want to say about it now." Bowers faced controversy again in 1991 when he rescinded a hiring offer to a lesbian, Robin Shahar, for an assistant attorney general position because she had stated that she planned to participate in a religious ceremony of which Bowers did not approve.
He vigorously opposed conflicts of interest by public officials and contractors that might undermine loyalty to the citizenry and the public's confidence in state government.
For instance, despite fierce opposition from entrenched interests, Bowers was successful in convincing the courts that, due to an inherent conflict of interest, state legislators who were lawyers could not sue the state.AT&T on Friday will become the first US mobile carrier to let its customers dictate text messages to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.Alexa, which Amazon customers can access via the Echo and Echo Dot portable speakers, will be able to save mobile phone numbers and send text messages to a predetermined list of contacts.That will change in December, so we could see more carriers support text messaging on both Google Home and Echo.AT&T has opened a new authorized retailer store in suburban Lake Worth to meet the growing needs of its customers. With this new opening, there are now 29 AT&T authorized retailer stores in Palm Beach County. “We’re expanding our retail presence to better serve our customers,” said Cristy Swink, AT&T Florida vice president and general manager. At the end of his tenure, one newspaper described Bowers' service as follows: "Unquestioned integrity and dedication to principles have been hallmarks of his administration, even though his unwillingness to compromise has angered politicians and constituents." Bowers' political ambitions were derailed when, during his campaign for the 1998 Republican gubernatorial nomination, he admitted to a decade-long extramarital affair with his employee and secretary, a former Playboy Club waitress.