We've all been there: Your boss asks you a question and you don't have the answer. Clever things, these AIs.
Amazon Alexa doesn't have all the answers. Earlier, when a user would present Alexa with a query that the voice assistant can not figure out, it would reply with phrases such as "I can not find the answer to the question I heard", or "Sorry, I didn't understand the question".
In a statement to PCMag, Amazon said it will be rolling out this feature to "all Alexa customers over the coming week".
"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.
"The Alexa service is getting smarter every day, and Answer Updates is just another way we're continuing to expand Alexa's Knowledge Graph", an Amazon spokesperson told the news outlet.
Alexa seems to respond this way whether Answer Updates is on or off, which may make it hard to remember whether the feature is enabled. "This means the device's light ring will circulate with a green light and there will be a chime".
Answer Update lets Alexa notify you when she's learned the answer to a question that was previously too tough for her.
- First round of United States tariffs on Chinese goods to hit $50B - USTR
- Israeli air strikes 'kill woman and toddler'
- Premier League's Richard Scudamore hope Manchester City face challenge
- NASA to launch solar probe that will study the sun's atmosphere
- NCAA apparently forgot most important detail of rule changes
- Samsung Starts Mass Production of 'First 4-Bit Consumer SSD'
- United States to slap 25% tariffs on another US$16b in Chinese goods
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 53% Faster Than The Intel Core i9-7980XE
- Ko ready to give it all in British Open crunchtime
- Dave Bautista will 'quit' Guardians if James Gunn script isn't used