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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

Spotted by Voicebox, the feature has started showing up on some Alexa-enabled devices in the US.

Read the full report from The Information here. However, with the new Answer Update feature, Alexa will be able to answer those questions when it finally figures them out.

With Amazon supporting Alexa with an "open skills" development kit, it's likely we'll see rapid advances in the range of in-car functions the system can provide.

It appears only a small number of consumers are using alexa to make purchases. And those tricks Alexa might use in the future to juice up the voice-order business might come across as transparent ways to inject advertising into the home, which could in turn result in people just asking it to shut up.

The report further suggests that the Answer Update skill can be activated with some simple steps. It does not matter whether you are managing your personal schedule, listen to music, navigate a route to the destination, reading the news or looking for nearest service center Seat.

This makes the findings are quite interesting, as it potentially shows that consumers might be embracing smart speaker technology, but still want to physically view or inspect an item before they go forward with a purchase.

One of the Information's sources said they believe it is simply a matter of finding out how they could encourage people to continue buying via Alexa through data analysis, after which point they could grow the market quickly.

Even more concerning for Amazon, the vast majority of people (90 percent) who bought something using their voice only tried it once.

But this all too familiar heart-sinker is soon to be a thing of the past, with Amazon confirming that a new feature, Answer Update, is set to to arrive to its Alexa devices. One of the other features, being an Amazon product after all, is the ability to order items via voice and shop.

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