As the battle of the smart assistant continues to heat up, Amazon has launched beta testing for ‘Alexa Answers’, enabling users to respond to questions it doesn’t answer.

amazon alexa 2 300x169 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers

Launched as an invitation only program, Amazon claims to have added 100,000 responses to Alexa during its last month of internal testing.

According to The Verge, invited customers can browse through several topics (e.g. geography, science), and submit responses to currently unanswered questions.

The most engaged customers and reviewers from Amazon.com have reportedly been among first participants.

Fast Company claims users can vote up/down certain answers, thereby moderating submissions.

Answers will reportedly be served to other Alexa customers, attributed to “an Amazon customer.”

The program is tipped to lift the credibility of Alexa responses, reducing the instance of answers pulled from questionable Wikipedia sources.

Automated filters seek to prevent potentially offensive and profane questions.

Depending on the success of its public beta test, Amazon will reportedly assess whether Alexa Answers opens up worldwide.

145793 smart home news amazon echo sub arrives to beef up your alexa speakers image1 ho1mabujgl Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers

LG121 728x90 MOBILE FRIDGE v3 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
SS 2017 EOL 728x90 Phase1 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
hom lb Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
600 Series THEATRE Digital Advert 728x90 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
fujifilm X H1 lb Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
LG121 728x90 MOBILE SOLAR v3 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
LG Banner 1 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
Samsung Twin Cooling 728x90 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
LG121 728x90 MOBILE TV v3 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers
LG121 728x90 MOBILE MOBILE v3 Amazon Opens Alexa To Crowdsourced Answers