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General Category => Amazon Echo Discussion => Topic started by: renegade600 on May 22, 2020, 05:47:39 am

Title: alexa answers
Post by: renegade600 on May 22, 2020, 05:47:39 am
sometimes you just got to laugh at the answers alexa gives.  I ask how many individual tea bags are in a family bag for the fun of it as I was making tea.   Alexa started explaining the fertility rate to me.  It showed the question I asked on the screen so it heard me right.  Now I wonder if there is some sort of relationship between the two  :-)

decided to ask the same to google home.  It just said it could not find that information...
Title: Re: alexa answers
Post by: scottrods on May 22, 2020, 01:13:04 pm
Do you participate in "Alexa Answers" online? There is actually a place to submit any answer you wish, to questions that have been asked and Alexa did not have an answer for. I have seen some really screwed up answers to things I knew on the lists of questions. I have answered about 50 questions with what I believe are very good answers. Some are very short answers, such as "No. It cannot", and some really drawn out answers about a specific person who played so-in-so on a show, giving a bit of their acting history as part of the answer. If the history isn't too long of course... I won't be answering and including all about John Wayne or Samuel L. Jackson... the lists would be too long and I'd lose interest before I got very far... so listing a few items that were extremely popular, I just say "and many other roles".

What I guess I'm saying is, the answers are provided by humans... sometimes not the brightest ones... even I may not be as bright as I think I am, but I can say without a doubt, I rank head and shoulders above many on the Alexa Answers pages... LOL
Title: Re: alexa answers
Post by: renegade600 on May 24, 2020, 09:10:27 am
I thought about doing it in the past but decided not too.  too lazy to make sure my sentence structure and spelling was up to par.  :-)
Title: Re: alexa answers
Post by: scottrods on May 25, 2020, 09:10:14 am
I thought about doing it in the past but decided not too.  too lazy to make sure my sentence structure and spelling was up to par.  :-)

Just think it out as though Alexa would say it... works out fine.