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Exclusive: Amazon's Alexa begins crowdsourcing answers to common quest
The company is opening a new program–called Alexa Answers–in which it will invite some Alexa users to help answer questions. It’s something similar to the way Amazon shoppers help answer common questions under product listings in the marketplace.
“While Alexa can answer the vast majority of questions customers are asking every day,” writes Amazon VP of Alexa Information Bill Barton in a blog post today, “every once in a while, customers throw curve balls at us with questions like ‘Where was Barbara Bush buried?’ or ‘Who wrote the score for Lord of the Rings?’ . . . or ‘Where do bats go in the winter?'”