Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Alexa Loses Her Voice in Widespread Outage

Alexa Loses Her Voice in Widespread Outage

Amazon Echo owners at Business Insider confirmed that Alexa is acting up, and it's being slow and buggy. Amazon couldn't be reached for a request for comment on the revelations. One possible way of doing this is by having Alexa translate language in a more sophisticated manner. Alexa will also be mindful of the Japanese culture, which is more formal and conservative than American culture.

While widespread, it doesn't appear to be affecting all Alexa users. Alexa can already translate in several different languages, such as Spanish, German, French, and Italian, but the goal here is to turn the multilingual assistant into a real-time translator that can help in nearly any situation.

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Wondering why your Alexa is working for you? However, this only works for short sentences and words.

Amazon does not have a page that tracks the status of consumer products and complaints. In 2017, Google boasted that the Pixel Buds ($159 ) were able to perform accurate real-time translation on the go, but the feature was not well received.

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Meanwhile, other companies have also attempted to create something similar. It can already do the basic but it still has potential to become smarter.

Amazon's Alexa digital assistant is already capable of translating words and phrases but Amazon reportedly wants it to do much more than that.

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Citing "several sources familiar with the matter", Yahoo Finance reports that the engineering team responsible for Alexa is "seriously exploring" adding language translations and other capabilities that could benefit different languages and cultures.

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