AUDRI.LIFE -- For People Who Like to Know
There's a short video about how to listen to Audri.Life. It was made by our great interns from Emerson College, and you can watch it here.
Every. Single. Time. that you want Audri's response. Even if Audri has just asked a question, you'll need to say "Hey Audri" and wait for the "bing" to give your answer.
This is to protect your privacy. Audri doesn't listen to your on-going conversations, so you never need to worry about being recorded. Basically, unless you've been given the recognition "Bing" -- Audri isn't recording you.
Audri will ALWAYS drop to the background when you are receiving directions. It's automatic, and you don't need to do anything to make sure it happens.
Yes, here's how: Wait for a semi-quiet moment -- either a pause in the narration, or one of our soft-music-moments. Then Audri will "hear" you say "Hey Audri." Once you hear the "Bing" just say "STOP."
(You do need to wait for a semi-quiet moment -- either the soft music, or a time when Audri isn't talking -- because the phone speaker can only detect "voice" in one direction at a time. We don't think this is a perfect solution, but we hope that you can make it work
This is the Beta-test phase, and we know we'll need to fix problems. We hope that you'll use the FEEDBACK button in the app, or the contact button on this website to let us know about issues.
We also hope that you'll let Audri know in-the-moment. Say "Hey Audri", wait for the recognition "Bing" and then say "This is frustrating."
There are many stories about history, and history can be joyful, but also sometimes sad, gory, or weird!
Audri will use battery, but very little storage.
We keep your contact email so that we can send you app updates. We aggregate all user listening and interest areas, but we do not have a way to look at individual profiles.
Good question! Yes -- there is!
(Please remember that you always need to start with "Hey Audri" and wait for the "Bing")
You can expect Audri to "understand" the following questions, comments and commands:
Audri is a bit of a battery-hog when story-telling. We like to keep our phones plugged in to a charger during use, and log out when we're done listening.
No. We're following the Center for Humane Technology's recommendations. That means that the technology (in this case, Audri) will never interrupt you. You always have to initiate the action.
We want to know what isn't working properly.
We also want to know what kind of content you enjoy. Audri is for you!
What would you like to hear?
You can use FEEDBACK to let us know
We think that's important. We're working towards adding that function -- but Audri can't do that quite yet.
You may hear about opinions you disagree with, or experiences that are different from your own. We think that's important. If you think that FACTS are incorrect please use the FEEDBACK button in the app, and mark it URGENT.
We don't require anything from you -- but we do make a request:
Please let us know how to make Audri better.
Tell us about your interests, and also about times when Audri is glitchy.
Let us know what you enjoy, and also what frustrates you.
You can use either "CONTACT" on this website, or "FEEDBACK" in the app.
Not yet. There's content for much of Massachusetts, but we need your stories to create a thicker and richer content-blanket. If you ask Audri for a story when there isn't one, Audri will let you know.
We're working on that. Please sign up for email announcements. We send them only rarely, but we'll let you know when the iPhone version is available.
Audri.Life stands for AUdio DRIve and the LIFE all around us.
We welcome volunteers to post stories, do research, and to be part of the policy-making community.
We think this will evolve. Right now there's some-of-everything because we want to find out what you like.
Would you like to help develop the content categories? If so, please volunteer using the "CONTACT" form on this website. We can provide the technical platform, but the Audri.Life user- community will create the library.
You can submit a post of your own, and you can send us feedback.
We don't have a way for you to publicly reply to, or comment directly about someone else's post. Audri.Life is an opportunity to hear many points of view. We think that debate and problem-solving are important, and we believe that just listening is a crucial first step.
Audri.Life is a place where you can be curious without worry. You can be open about your experience -- without being trolled.
(You can read our POSTING GUIDLINES) under Using Audri -- How to Post.)
We have explicit permission for every story that we post.
Click the little profile image on the upper left of the app, and then look across to the upper right. You'll see three lines. Click on them and you'll get a Drop-down menu. Click Podcast History. You'll see a list of the stories you've listened to dusing the past two weeks, and clicking on any one of them will show you the copyright information. If there's a website linked to the story you'll find it there.
Audri works in Massachusetts right now. We're collecting stories from other places, and we'll open new pods as we gather enough stories, so feel free to submit stories from locations outside of Massachusetts.
We don't have a way to give you that information yet, so we suggest that you call ahead.
Audri.Life episodes are not always journalism. These are stories that people tell about how they experience their own lives or home-places. As with all stories, there is an element of subjectivity, and occasionally some embellishment or a blind spot. The episodes aren't intended to be fully-and-objectively factual, but they are truthful and honest reflections. We don't post stories that make claims completely beyond the realm of truth, but you should fact-check the details if they are important to you.
We expect our listeners to be over 18 years old.