Amazon is reportedly trying to turn Alexa into a real-time translator

Alexa may soon act more like Google Assistant. Amazon is reportedly attempting to turn its smart assistant into a translator that would go beyond just words and phrases, which it already handles, according to Yahoo Finance. The publication says that Alexa would not only translate phrases but incorporate local culture into its responses. Yahoo Finance writes:

“Asking the virtual assistant, ‘Alexa, what do I say to the father of the bride at a wedding in Japan?’ would solicit a different response and tone from Alexa than if you asked the assistant ‘What do I say to the master of ceremonies at a wedding in Japan?’ The understanding being that remarks you make to the father of the bride would be more formal and reverential than to the…

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