UK government adds information to Google Assistant and Alexa

Tech News   |   04/22/2019 - 6:22am   |   by A.Rider   |   89
22. apr UK government adds information to Google Assistant and Alexa

Smart speakers are great for answering basic questions, like "what's the weather tomorrow" or "what's the population of Brazil" (it's 209.3 million, in case you were wondering).

However, since the answers to many of these questions come from Google's ability to scrape the content of webpages, they can sometimes be inaccurate or purposely manipulated. Answers to questions about the UK government should now be fairly accurate, as the country has added "more than 12,000 pieces of information" to both Google Assistant and Alexa.

The United Kingdom's Government Digital Service has been working for the past six months on a trial project to "allow people to access information from GOV.UK without having to touch a computer keyboard." Some questions that can now be answered include, "how do I apply for a passport," "when is the next bank holiday," and "what is the national minimum wage."

Read the full article at: Android Police

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