The next time you ask a question to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, the answer might come from another Alexa user.
Amazon is publicly launching a program in US called Alexa Answers, which lets anyone field questions asked by users for which Alexa doesn’t already have a response to.
“Our North Star, our overall vision, is we’d love it if Alexa can answer any question people ask her, no matter what the language, where they are, what the device,” says Bill Barton, Amazon’s vice president of Alexa Information. “We’re focused on Alexa as an objective, factual information source with this particular effort.”
Google and Quora should worry now!