Amazon opens up its crowdsourced Alexa Answers program to anyone

Amazon is expanding its crowdsourced Alexa Answers program — which lets Alexa users add answers to questions that Alexa doesn’t know — to anyone today, after an early, invitation-only beta launched in December.

Users will be able to filter questions by categories like “most frequently asked questions,” “newest questions,” or general topic areas, like science or geography, and then submit the answer (assuming they know it). Amazon is also looking to gamify the system. Users will earn points when Alexa uses their answer, and they can compete on leaderboards to contribute the most helpful responses. You’ll also be able to track how often Alexa uses your question.

The main concern is fact-checking. Amazon doesn’t seem to…

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