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Any1 else have a alexa assistant?

I just got a alexa dot today, and it appears to be inexusably trash at answering questions. Any1 else have this experience, or did i just get unlucky? Also how good are all the other personal assistance, and which one is the best?

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What are you asking it?

 

I personally like the google home.

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8 minutes ago, Slottr said:

What are you asking it?

 

I personally like the google home.

For instance i asked it "what is the gdp per capita of south sudan" and it tells me that south sudan is a landlocked country.

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Believe it or not Alexa is currently one of the best AIs available, along with Google Voice. It just is difficult to encode for English, try asking the same question in Spanish, or some other latin based language and you will see what I mean.

 

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Yes, I have a echo dot and compared to the full echo the dot is shit. The Google home is just as good as the echo. I have all three. 

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3 hours ago, IHirs said:

For instance i asked it "what is the gdp per capita of south sudan" and it tells me that south sudan is a landlocked country.

I have a 1st Gen full tower Echo. No issues with questions or commands here. Only thing that sometimes annoys me is when im watching youtube it sometimes perks up thinking w/e is playing is asking a question or wanting to play music lol. Tho that's just cos my PC volume is loud :D

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The Dot is a 6 year old compared to the college student that is the Echo. 

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Alexa is Alexa... all those devices poll the same internet service. If you don't get the answer you were looking for, try rephrasing the question. Just personal experience, Google's assistant seems to do a better job deciphering what you're wanting.

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3 hours ago, IHirs said:

For instance i asked it "what is the gdp per capita of south sudan" and it tells me that south sudan is a landlocked country.

I just asked my Echo Dot that question and it answered fine. Speak clearly my guy :P

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2 hours ago, ARikozuM said:

The Dot is a 6 year old compared to the college student that is the Echo. 

 

2 hours ago, Noctus said:

I have a 1st Gen full tower Echo. No issues with questions or commands here. Only thing that sometimes annoys me is when im watching youtube it sometimes perks up thinking w/e is playing is asking a question or wanting to play music lol. Tho that's just cos my PC volume is loud :D

 

5 hours ago, aki adaki said:

Yes, I have a echo dot and compared to the full echo the dot is shit. The Google home is just as good as the echo. I have all three. 

I thought the only difference between the echo and the echo dot is the quality of the hardware (i.e. speaker and mic) am i wrong?

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7 hours ago, IHirs said:

 

 

I thought the only difference between the echo and the echo dot is the quality of the hardware (i.e. speaker and mic) am i wrong?

Basically yes, tho there have been reports of people saying the dot is worse. I personally own the Echo Plus and love it for its music capability as well. If your wanting it for purely "smart home" functionality then buy multiple Dots for around your home so you can seamlessly issue commands/query's between rooms. But if your wanting a smart hub with excellent speaker functionality built in? Echo Plus.

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