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Good Morning Alexa: Maharashtra village students learn from Amazon’s virtual assistant
Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, is helping kids in rural India educate themselves. Using the various skills that are available on the virtual assistant, students in Warud School have been using Alexa to ask questions around a particular topic. The teachers claim that using Alexa is easier for students since the AI-powered software doesn’t judge if questions are repeated and doesn’t reprimand students if they get an answer wrong.