"Alexa, how's the weather?"
It seems like a simple question, and it is — for a human. Just look outside and say what you see.
But for assistant software such as Alexa, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. To answer that question, satellites have to track weather trends, thermometers have to indicate heat (or lack thereof), and weather data has to be piped through to a centralized database where everything is clean, clear, and organized. Only then can the voice interaction layer — the layer we call "Alexa" — actually work.
Without everything that happens behind the scenes, Alexa would essentially be useless. Without satellites tracking weather patterns, she couldn't tell you what the weather will be like this week. Without thermometers dynamically connected to a database, she couldn't tell you the temperature. Without the ability to pipe data through to a centralized and organized database, she couldn't give you the correct answer at all.
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