Amazon will announce new hardware on September 25

Amazon is expanding its crowdsourced Alexa Answers program — which lets Alexa users add answers to questions that Alexa doesn’t know — to anyone today, after an early, invitation-only beta launched in December. Users will be able to filter questions by categories like “most frequently asked questions,” “newest questions,” or general topic areas, like science or geography, and then submit the answer (assuming they know it). Amazon is also looking to gamify the system. Users will earn points when Alexa uses their answer, and they can compete on leaderboards to contribute the most helpful responses. You’ll also be able to track how often Alexa uses your question. The main concern is fact-checking. Amazon doesn’t seem to... Continue reading…

Amazon will announce new hardware on September 25

Amazon hasn't shared details, but new Echo gadgets are likely.

Fri 13 Sep 19 from Arstechnica

Amazon testing crowd-sourced 'Alexa Answers' that will let strangers respond to your questions

Participants will enter their answers -- 300 characters or less -- on a dedicated website where they will then compete with other participants to earn points and badges for 'good' responses.'

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Daily Mail

Amazon will hold a product launch event later this month

Amazon said Thursday that it will hold a press event later this month in Seattle, where the company is headquartered.

Thu 12 Sep 19 from CNN

Soon, Alexa Might Be as Dumb as Your Neighborhood Troll

The next time you ask Alexa a question, the answer could come from some rando with an internet connection. Amazon is publicly launching its Alexa Answers program, a way for the company to crowdsource ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Gizmodo

Amazon will let you answer questions for Alexa - CNET

The Alexa Answers platform is now open to the public. What could go wrong?

Thu 12 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Amazon asks users for help with Alexa questions it can’t answer

Every once in a while, an Amazon customer asks Alexa a question she can't answer. Now, Amazon thinks it has a solution. Today, it opened its Alexa Answers program to the public. ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Engadget

Amazon’s crowdsourced Q&A community Alexa Answers goes live for all

In December, Amazon launched a crowdsourced Q&A platform into beta with the goal of improving Alexa’s ability to answer questions. That feature, Alexa Answers, is now live to all. ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from TechCrunch

Amazon Echo in your wishlist? Amazon's dropping prices before Black Friday

Amazon's 'Certified Refurbed' Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot, have all been discounted by the tech giant.

Tue 17 Sep 19 from Techradar

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