Amazon Echo's Attempt to Pronounce Wales' Longest Place Name Is Hilariously Bad

Amazon Echo’s Attempt to Pronounce Wales’ Longest Place Name Is Hilariously Bad


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Amazon Echo’s Attempt to Pronounce Wales’ Longest Place Name Is Hilariously Bad
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Posted on 01/09/2017 9:18:35 PM PST by nickcarraway

It’s supposed to answer any question posed to it, making life easier for owners of the device.

But the Amazon Echo has been caught out trying to pronounce the 58 letters of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

The Echo and its virtual assistant called Alexa, was a popular Christmas gift this year

Alexa performs tasks at the vocal request of her owner – including internet shopping.

It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information.

It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub.

But it can’t quite manage Welsh place names!

Cardiff based food blogger Llio Angharad asked her Amazon Echo: “Alexa, what’s the longest place name in Europe?”

The Echo replied with “The longest place name in Europe is the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

“It’s the longest town name anywhere. Although there is a hill in New Zealand which is longer.”

However it was hardly a comprehensible attempt.

After failing spectacularly it did not even bother trying the name of the New Zealand hill.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Local News; Travel
KEYWORDS: alexa; vowels; wales


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To: nickcarraway


To: nickcarraway

I refuse to buy anything from Amazon unless i absolutely have to.


To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

I don’t know if it was correct but it was fluent!

Hilarious video posted somewhere the other day of a toddler jabbering some nonsense to Alexa, one of which was answered with a long string of sexual terms….mom and dad didn’t think it was so cute then!

4 posted on 01/09/2017 9:27:28 PM PST by bigbob (We have better coverage than Verizon – Can You Hear Us Now?)

To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

5 posted on 01/09/2017 9:29:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)

To: nickcarraway

Let’s hear it say “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn”

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