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Amazon is asking a select group of customers to answer questions that Alexa doesn't know

Amazon is asking a select group of customers to answer questions that Alexa doesn't know

With Alexa Answers, customers can help Alexa learn new things

Alexa, Amazon’s assistant, is useful for many reasons. Alexa users can use Alexa to set an alarm or timer, remind them to do something, figure out the weather, or ask any random trivia question like "Alexa, who's the actor that plays Jenny in Forrest Gump?" Alexa knows the answer to most questions, but there are some that have stumped her. For example, "How many birds migrate?" or "How long does it take for an ice cube tray to freeze?" With Alexa Answers, customers will be able to add answers and information to Alexa.

Photo courtesy of Amazon

Photo courtesy of Amazon

Alexa Answers is launching today via invitation-only. Select customers will have the ability to add answers and information to Alexa. The Alexa Answers website will allow users to answer questions that have stumped Alexa in the past covering a variety of subjects from science to geography to music.

Once an answer has been submitted, the next time someone asks Alexa that question, Alexa will have the ability to give the answer that was submitted - along with announcing the answer came from "an Amazon customer."

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