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April 26, 2019

The ‘Less Sexy Side’ of A.I.: Why Amazon Employees Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

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By ALYSSA NEWCOMB, Fortune
When users ask Alexa about their mysterious rash, or to turn off the lights, they might not expect someone else to be listening.  A.I. needs human input—and human reviewers—to become smarter. This week, a Bloomberg report pulled back the curtain on the team of people around the world who are tasked with listening to the Alexa queries of unsuspecting users. And the A.I. training team’s members number in the thousands. The employees listen to recordings of people asking for Alexa to turn off the lights or play Taylor Swift. They transcribe the queries and feed them back to the Alexa software, making it smarter and more adept at grasping the way humans speak.

http://fortune.com/2019/04/13/alexa-ai-amazon-privacy-artificial-intelligence-smart-home/

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