None of these initial pilot actions access sensitive or confidential data. If and when we decide to implement actions that would cross the line to sensitive or confidential data – like, “Alexa, ask myBucknell what was my grade was last semester in Econ 101?” – each platform has mechanisms to authenticate and link specific user […]
How can I contribute to Bucknell’s development in support of intelligent personal assistants, like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple Siri?
We’d love to hear from you to begin that discussion. We’re hoping to identify creative ways to collaborate with students, faculty, and staff – both inside and outside the classroom – on future development in this space. Please use the ‘feedback and suggestions’ form to provide your feedback and input. For additional information or assistance, […]
Why did Bucknell choose to implement a voice assistant first with Amazon’s product instead of one of the other products on the market?
Does Bucknell have a pro-Amazon bias? No. We’re using the Amazon Echo for this pilot because they are fully compatible with the current Bucknell wireless network infrastructure. We did not want to demonstrate something that you couldn’t implement in your dorm room today if you wished. Please note that L&IT has not yet tested Amazon […]
You can use your own personal devices to access these pilot actions now: Via Amazon Echo: Both regular and Dot versions are compatible with the Bucknell network. Connect them to the “bucknell_iot” wireless network. Via smartphone: Install the Amazon Alexa app on your Android or iOS device from the respective app store. Just enable the […]
There are currently four (4) actions available as a pilot: Ask about Dining Services menus: “Alexa, ask myBucknell what’s on the menu today?” “Alexa, ask myBucknell what’s for dinner?” “Alexa, ask myBucknell what will be served at the Bertrand Library Cafe tomorrow?” Ask about upcoming athletic events: “Alexa, ask myBucknell what athletic events are scheduled […]
When you get a new phone, you normally have the same number, but you need to reactivate the Duo Mobile app so that you can receive a Push notification. First, download and install the Duo Mobile app on your new phone. Then go to this web page: https://buapps.bucknell.edu/script/duosecurity/ Click on the link on the left […]
Note: These instructions provide an overview of setting up these features on a generic Android phone. Your specific phone may vary based on manufacturer or Android version. All individuals with Bucknell-owned Android smartphones and/or personally owned Android phones with Bucknell email are required to setup security features including digital security lock as well as remote […]
If your iphone suddenly stops being responsive and you need to turn it off forcefully, simply press the Home button (below the screen) and the power button (at the top of your phone) simultaneously for several seconds. Your iphone will now shut down. If you are on Android, pressing only the power button will work. […]
The Find My iPhone app and iCloud are both tools provided by Apple that can be used to locate, lock, and/or erase a mobile device. iCloud is a website that can be used on any electronic device with internet access while Find My iPhone is a downloadable app for Apple devices that can one can […]
All Android mobile devices can be connected to the Android Device Manager, which can be used to locate the device remotely from another device with internet access. After an Android device has been enabled through the Android Device Manager the user can use the Android Device Manager to find, lock, or erase the device. For […]