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Alexa will soon answer old questions months after you’ve asked

09 August 2018

Amazon is now rolling out a new support feature to its Alexa-enabled devices, which will dredge up previous questions you asked when Alexa gains the necessary knowledge to answer them.

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.

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Alexa will soon answer old questions months after you’ve asked