As part of the tech race and the attempt to compete with Google's Knowledge Graph, Amazon has added a new feature to its popular Alexa smart speaker. Called the 'Answer Update,' the feature allows you, the user, to get answers to old questions that it previously didn't have the answers for.
Voicebot discovered the feature after they attempted to get information about a recent news piece. In response, Alexa said, "If you ask me a question, and I don’t know the answer, but I find out later, I’ll notify you." Up until now, Alexa responded the questions she didn't have the answers to with “I can’t find the answer to the question I heard," or “I don’t know that, but I’m always learning,”
Amazon confirmed the new feature, that will enable Alexa to learn answers to questions she has no information on and then give it to users. The Answer Update will provide Alexa the ability to provide answers to factual questions, and users will be able to disable it at any time.
The opt-in feature will be available for Alexa users next week, who will be able to turn it on with a simple command - “Alexa, turn on Answer Update.”