The Amazon Echo replace presents Alexa followers new voice instructions to check out
Amazon has updated its chatty AI assistant Alexa with new insights about the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, so fans can hear the latest results, medal counts and more by voice. The update was released earlier this week to coincide with the start of the sporting event, which will end on September 5, 2021.
The team behind the hands-free assistant has tweaked the voice commands to provide easy access to the UK and Ireland’s latest achievements throughout August.
When asked, “Alexa, what is the Paralympics update?” Will trigger a short briefing with the latest news from Tokyo. Of course, if you want to explore the details in more detail, you can ask about the fate of a particular nation by asking “Alexa, what is it?” [insert team name] Paralympics update? “. Amazon says its smart assistant will be kept up to date with the latest results so that you can find out the medal count once the event is over.
If you want to check the progress on the medal charts, you can ask: “Alexa, what is the medal count?” To find out who is on the podium right now.
As always, you must use the wakeup word “Alexa” before doing any of these commands. This acts like a verbal “on” button for the speaker, preparing to listen to what you want to ask and prepare an answer. If you’re not a fan of the name “Alexa” or have someone in the house sharing their name with the best-selling AI speaker system, you can switch between a few other wake-up words in the Alexa app on iPhone or Android.
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The Paralympics update for Tokyo 2020 is now available in Amazon Echo Smart Speakers as well as in all other devices with integrated Alexa. This includes a number of popular smartphones, Amazon’s Fire TV streaming set-top boxes, cars, and even a microwave.
Some of the questions customers can ask Alexa about the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games include:
- “Alexa, what happened at the Paralympics?”
- “Alexa, what is the Paralympics update?”
- “Alexa, what is the Paralympics GB update?”
- “Alexa, what is the Paralympics Ireland Update?”
- “Alexa, what is the number of medals?”
In addition to the latest Paralympics-specific optimizations, it should be noted that Alexa can also obtain knowledge from the web. So, if you’re unsure about the rules surrounding a particular event, the geography of Tokyo, or anything else that pops into your mind while watching the latest sporting events, it’s definitely worth giving Alexa a try. The chances are good that the AI helper can provide an answer.