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Amazon wants your help teaching Alexa new languages — and it could help in its fight against Google


By Avery Hartmans

Usually, your Amazon Echo is used to answer questions or supply you with fun facts. Now, though, Amazon wants you to teach Echo a thing or two.

Amazon introduced a new language-learning skill this week called Cleo. Built by Amazon’s team of computational linguists and data scientists, Cleo is designed for people who speak a language that the Amazon Alexa smart assistant doesn’t already understand.

In other words, Amazon wants you to teach Alexa new…

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