Alexa will tell you when it has done its homework

Alexa's new

Alexa's new

The feature will alert users when Alexa has found the answer to a question it previously did not know when initially asked. As Alexa is ever improving and evolving with its environment, the feature is a reminder of Amazon's efforts at expanding the knowledge graph of the digital assistant. Clever things, these AIs. 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". Editor Bret Kinsella said he first encountered the feature on Monday when Alexa asked if he wanted to enable it.

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Notably, the Answer Update feature will be an opt-in feature that is expected to roll out to Amazon Alexa users over the next week. Traditionally, when you ask Alexa a question it doesn't know the answer to, it will simply respond with a variant of "Sorry, I don't know that one", or "Hmm, I don't know that". To enable it, say "Alexa, enable answer updates". "This means the device's light ring will circulate with a green light and there will be a chime". From that point on, Alexa will remember whenever she's unable to answer a question, and let users know when she learns the answer. Unfortunately for Amazon, nobody really uses that feature.

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