Amazon has enlisted several universities to help develop Alexa’s conversation skills. This is done through “socialbots.” Socialbots are designed to provide about 20 minutes of engaging conversation with humans on various topics such as entertainment, fashion, politics, sports, and technology.
The socialbots are in their early stages, but Amazon is opening up access to these through its Alexa devices. Today you can start helping improve the functionality, scope, and richness of the socialbots through testing on your own. Alexa device owners can now participate in the testing and then deliver ratings and comments directly to the socialbot teams. All you have to do is talk to Alexa.
Say… “Alexa, let’s chat” to get started. You’ll be randomly connected with a different socialbot each time you try it.
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