Game of the Month

Hey Alexa

Are you curious about how children interact with voice assistants,

and whether they think they are smart, knowledgeable, capable of emotions? We are!


We ask you to record a conversation of your child (who is between 3 and 12 years of age) with a voice assistant such as Alexa, Siri or Google Home. It doesn’t matter if you or your child have not used one before, we will give you some suggestions. You will be able to upload the audio file on the form, and we will ask you a few questions about your family's technology use.

All kids age 3 to 12 can participate:

You might win a 25 Euros voucher!

Quick facts:

  • Who: Cansu developed this game

  • Where: at home using a computer or tablet 

  • When: whenever it works for you!

  • How long: up to 30 minutes

  • Age: 3-12 year olds

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