Alexa Can Now ‘Get Back to You On That’

Given that asking for facts is the most commonly-used feature of smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Alexa users are probably familiar with the phrase “I’m sorry, I don’t know that.”

Alexa’s knowledge base is constantly growing, and at some point in the future she just might have an answer to a question she didn’t before. To that end, Amazon is rolling out a new feature called “Answer Updates,” which allows Alexa to notify you when she learns an answer to a question she didn’t know at the time you asked it.

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It’s not obvious yet how the updates will be provided, but one might guess that it would be via the glowing green “notifications” prompt.

There’s also currently no toggle for this in the Alexa app, but you can simply say “Alexa, enable Answer Updates” and you’ll be provided with confirmation and a brief description of the feature. You can disable them (should whatever form the notifications take prove annoying, perhaps) with “Alexa, disable Answer Updates.”

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I don’t know how handy the resolution of my previously unanswered queries will be when they finally pop up. Given the rate at which Amazon is expanding Alexa’s breadth of knowledge, hopefully I’ll soon be hearing a stream of satisfying responses, and with any luck, some of them may even still be relevant.

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