Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Answer Update lets Alexa get back to you when she's stumped

Alexa tell me what you didn't know before Alexa tell me what you didn't know
Roberta Sherman | 09 August, 2018, 07:17

If there's one area in which Alexa has long lagged behind Google Assistant, it's general knowledge.

As part of its latest efforts at making Alexa more helpful and intuitive, Amazon has reportedly added a new feature called Answer Update.

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Children then came out of the spaces, police said. "I've seen some pretty nasty things, but nothing this deplorable", said St. Francois Sheriff Daniel Bullock, KMOV-TV reported . "This is the kind of thing that happens somewhere else, and not here".

"Answer Update" needs to be enabled by the user, who will be prompted to turn it on after asking Alexa a question that she can not answer immediately. This could be a voice notification from Alexa itself, but since Alexa nearly never speaks to users unprompted, it's more likely to be a smartphone notification from the Alexa app.

Previously the assistant would have evaded the question with something akin to "Sorry, I don't know the answer to that", or "I didn't understand the question". There doesn't appear to be a way to toggle this feature in the Alexa app or on the Echo Show's and Echo Spot's screens yet. To see if your Alexa-powered device has received the Answer Update feature, just say "Alexa, turn on Answer Update".

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And while most men would look like they were heading to a high school prom in that colour, Golding is hunky enough to pull it off. In a lengthy post on Twitter, she said the premiere is "truly historic" and "more than a movie, it's a movement".

This update means there'll be a new answer to questions, with the speaker now fobbing you off by saying it'll notify you should it ever work out the answer.

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