Can the Amazon Echo speak British?We test out Alexa, Amazon's voice-controlled assistant, to see how well she understands British words, phrases and accents. Tally-ho chaps!
[MUSIC] Amazon Echo has come to the UK, which means the voice-controlled personal assistant Alexa faces a new challenge, proper English. Not only does Alexa need to understand my accent, she also needs to know the different words that we use here in [UNKNOWN]. And Alexa needs to understand context too, like the difference between these Spurs and these ones. Alexa how did Spurs do at the weekend? Yes the Tottenham Hot Spurs [INAUDIBLE] 1-1. So let's see how Alexa gets on in the land of fish and chips, Doctor Who, and soccer. Tally ho chaps. Hey Alexa what is football? Association Football, more commonly known as football or soccer. Nickname the world game or the beautiful game. Alexa, am I going to need an umbrella this weekend? It will probably rain in London this weekend. The forecast has a 59% chance of rain throughout the weekend. Alexa, what are [INAUDIBLE]? [MUSIC] Parrot's underpants, and undergo to cover his body, from the waist and insert him from the side. Alexa, this is a dead parrot. No, it isn't. It's just ironing for a few awards. [BLANK_AUDIO] Hey Alexa, nice to see you, to see you. Nine. Right, let's see how you get on with some questions from the UK citizenship test. Alexa, what was the name of the famous admiral who has a monument in Trafalgar Square? [MUSIC] Sorry, I can't find the answer to the question I heard. [MUSIC] Hey Alexa, what's the national anthem? [MUSIC] [UNKNOWN] United States of America. Alexa, play London calling by the [UNKNOWN]. London calling is [UNKNOWN] [MUSIC] Hey Alexa, how far is it from Land's End to John o'Groats? Land's End is 602 miles, 968 kilometers, from John o'Groats. Alexa, how do you spell colour? Colour is spelled C-O-L-O-U-R. [MUSIC] And now for the ultimate test. London's famous Cockney rhyming slang. All right, Alexa, me old china. Did I leave my trouble and strife up the apples and pears? [MUSIC] I've put apples, pears on your shopping list. Cool. Would you Adam and Eve it? Pretty spiffy work all around. But Alexa, Please play God Save the Queen. God save the Queen by Sex Pistols from Amazon Music. [MUSIC]