Virtual assistants are becoming more and more integrated into our daily lives as they can be used in household activities and even in the office, and as TikTok user @peopleofjuarez showed, even in religious activities.
It was last December 13 when he published a video about which he wrote “POV: the praying woman of El Rosario does not go and your aunt Alexa asks for it.” In the images we see Amazon’s virtual assistant sitting at an altar dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Then a woman’s voice is heard: “Pray the Holy Rosary”, immediately the virtual assistant begins: “Welcome to the Mexican Bishops’ Conference. Let us listen to the mystical joys.”
The publication has generated comments such as: “When I was a kid, an Auntie came over to put Rosary on a record, now on YouTube or with Alexa”, “Oh, I love that the ladies updated “Rise with us”, “The future caught up”, “They didn’t even stop praying for us”, “The end of the Regenders has come”, “I just tried it and it works”.
In Mexico, virtual assistants such as Alexa or Google still have a wide margin for development, as according to a study of the habits of Internet users in Mexico 2022, carried out by the MX Internet Association, indicates that only 88.6 million 2.3% of Mexican Internet users use them.
On the other hand, according to a statement from Amazon Devices, Mexicans requested Alexa the most in the first half of 2022 to control their smart home, asking for jokes, playing music, timers, alarms and reminders.
In addition, they ask you to add, subtract, multiply and even help them train multiplication tables. But above all it helps to get percentages, for example, they point out that a very common question goes like this: “Alexa, what is 25% of 3,500?”.
Mexicans also use it to ask about soccer, such as: “Alexa, when do you play…?” and “What time do you play…?”, exclusively for América, Chivas and Cruz Azul.
“Questions asked of Alexa undoubtedly change over time, so trends can be expected to change at the end of the year, but this certainly gives us an overview of the most popular interests among Mexican customers”, they said in the document. Told.