Amazon is crowdsourcing Alexa’s answers to tough questions

TechCrunch | 12/6/2018 | Staff
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If you’ve got an Echo device at home, you’ve almost certainly played a few rounds of “stump Alexa,” asking Amazon’s assistant increasingly arcane questions in an attempt to elicit some baffled response. Likely you found it was all that difficult to confuse the AI. After all, Amazon doesn’t have the advantage of Google’s deep Knowledge Graph.

One quick workaround is going the Wikipedia route, drawing upon the knowledge of users to help build a deeper base of knowledge. Amazon’s just opened that door, with an invite-only program that asks customers to submit answers to Alexa’s more difficult questions.

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Amazon has been testing Alexa Answers internally, adding more than 100,000 responses in the past month alone. Now it’s opening the program up to...
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