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Amazon’s Alexa has learnt hundreds of regional British words and phrases

Amazon’s Alexa has learnt hundreds of regional British words and phrases

ALEXA has learnt hundreds of regional words and phrases.

Amazon’s virtual assistant can now understand the likes of ‘aye up’ for ‘hello’ or ‘ta-ra’ for ‘goodbye’.

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Alexa has been learning hundreds of words in a bid to broaden Brits’ vocabulary[/caption]

It also offers alternatives for bread roll, tea and underwear when asked, “Alexa, what are the regional words for…”

Users can even hear a range of names for woodlice, such as slaters, cheeselogs, gramersows and granny greys.

Programmers have been working on the dialects at Amazon’s centre in Cambridge.

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Language expert Susie Dent, who came up with the variations for the device, said: “Our local languages are constantly evolving and changing.

“I’m delighted to teach Alexa new words and encourage everyone to converse more with each other to learn the quirks of our language.”

Amazon’s Eric King, said: “It has been fun teaching Alexa about the diversity of regional British dialects.”

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Users can now ask for alternative words for things like bread roll, tea and woodlice [/caption]

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