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Answer Update lets Alexa get back to you when she's stumped

Answer Update lets Alexa get back to you when she's stumped”

SEAT has begun the rollout of cars equipped with Amazon's voice activated Alexa personal assistant software, beginning in new Leon and Ateca models equipped with satellite navigation. A larger number, 20%, have engaged more broadly with Alexa voice shopping by using commands like "What are my deals?" and "Where is my stuff?" to track orders that were likely made on other devices. But it doesn't appear to be working, according to a report in the Information on Monday. Of those who did buy something using Alexa, about 90% didn't bother to do repeat voice shopping. Even those functions can be cagey: As Gizmodo colleague Alex Cranz noted in a recent review of Amazon's Fire TV Cube, voice-controlled systems can turn simple tasks into irritating shouting sessions.

All these facts ultimately make sense as browsing the authentic Amazon site manually to make the purchase is unarguably a finer way to compare the options than having options suggested via speech. To enable it, say "Alexa, enable answer updates". The AI will prompt the users when it comes across "factual questions" whose answers it doesn't have.

One of the sources stated that it is simply the matter of finding a way out of boosting people to continue purchasing via Alexa through data analysis, after which they could flourish the market quickly. Amazon Alexa enabled devices also have some skill sets specifically for the Indian users.

So what could be holding Amazon's potentially-lucrative Alexa sales back? (Thus, the inclination towards home products, for example, phone charger, a new T.V., or a kitchen knife) is more, as the exact selection of the item doesn't matter much.

Amazon's home devices are making the hands-free future a reality with the seemingly never-ending debut of new skills, but the latest one that allows you to never leave your home (or couch) again?



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