It's almost as if Alexa can read your mind

that it has improved its Alexa digital assistant using Machine Learning technology. Amazon says that the digital assistant can now guess at what a user’s latent goals are. These are the goals that a user hopes to achieve during a conversation but are not stated expressly by him or her. Amazon has an example; if someone asks Alexa “How long does it take to steep tea?” the goal could be to set a timer for steeping a cup of tea.
With the improvement to Alexa, the assistant might now respond to the question by stating, “Five minutes is a good place to start,” and then …
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