Amazon launches & # 039; Updating the answer & # 039; function that allows Alexa to communicate with you later with answers

Amazon is launching a feature called & # 39; Answer Update & # 39; It notifies users when Alexa learns the answer to a question she did not know immediately. It will appear on devices in the next few days

Your questions will never be answered again by Alexa.

Amazon is launching a feature called & # 39; Response to Update & # 39; It notifies users when Alexa learns the answer to a question she did not know immediately.

The feature, which was first detected by Voicebot, should begin to appear for users in the coming days.

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Amazon is launching a feature called & # 39; Answer Update & # 39; It notifies users when Alexa learns the answer to a question she did not know immediately. It will appear on devices in the next few days

Amazon is launching a feature called & # 39; Answer Update & # 39; It notifies users when Alexa learns the answer to a question she did not know immediately. It will appear on devices in the next few days

Users can opt for the feature by requesting their Echo device to activate the update of the answer & # 39;

Alexa will then respond explaining what the feature is.

"If you ask me a question and I do not know the answer, but I found out later, I'll notify you," responds Amazon's digital assistant.

Users will be prompted for the Update Update feature only after they ask certain questions, not after listening to a news clip.

When Alexa finds an answer, the buzzer of the light on an Echo device will pulse and users will receive a warning notice.

Then, users ask Alexa to read the notification and tell them the answer to their question.

The function can also be disabled by saying & # 39; Alexa, disable Answer Updates & # 39;.

Amazon explained that the function is another example of Alexa's "Knowledge Graph" becoming smarter. The Knowledge Graph is the growing Alexa information database

Amazon explained that the function is another example of Alexa's "Knowledge Graph" becoming smarter. The Knowledge Graph is the growing Alexa information database

Amazon explained that the function is another example of Alexa's "Knowledge Graph" becoming smarter. The Knowledge Graph is the growing Alexa information database

Normally, when Alexa does not know the answer to a question, she responds: "Sorry, I did not understand the question".

With Answer Update, users will receive notification on the device when Alexa learns the answer to your question.

Amazon explained that the function is another example of Alexa's "Knowledge Graph" becoming smarter.

The Knowledge Graph refers to the growing Alexa information database that is referenced to answer questions.

"Alexa's service is getting smarter every day, and Answer Updates is just another way we continue to expand the Alexa's Knowledge Graph," an Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch.

It is also the area where Amazon and Google voice assistants tend to compete, in terms of what software is smarter.

The Google Assistant, the digital assistant of the technology giant, also has a Knowledge Graph that references the vast data of the Google search engine.

BATTLE OF THE HOME AI: HOW DO GOOGLE AND THE AMAZONIA SPEAKERS COMPARE?

The $ 130 loudspeaker (£ 105) is activated with the phrase & # 39; Hey Google & # 39 ;, while the Amazon echo uses & # 39; Alexa & # 39 ;.

Amazon's smart speaker is available in two versions: the full-size Eco of $ 180 (£ 145) shown here, and a smaller version of $ 50 (£ 40) called Echo Dot.

Amazon Echo relies on Microsoft's Bing search engine and on Wikipedia, while Google Home uses the company's own Google Search.

Both Home and Echo are continuously listening to commands, although Google and Amazon say that nothing is returned to them until the speakers hear a keyword: OK, Google & # 39; for Home and & # 39; Alexa & # 39; for Echo.

Google Assistant software can also answer follow-up questions on the same subject, in a style close to the conversation, but Echo still can not.

However, Amazon's Alexa software offers a wider range of skills that allow you to connect and control more third-party devices in the home.

A light is lit to remind you that you are listening.

You can also turn off the microphone temporarily.

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