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Amazon's Alexa is getting smarter about sports - it can tell you the odds of the next NFL game and give you an update on your favorite teams

Posted On: Sep 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Amazon's Alexa is getting smarter about sports - it can tell you the odds of the next NFL game and give you an update on your favorite teams

Amazon lately has been bulking up the sports-related knowledge of its Alexa intelligent assistant.
Alexa can now give the odds on upcoming games and answer questions about players' career statistics.
In coming months, it will also be able to notify users when a game is about to start and offer updates on users fantasy football players.
In the past, if you wanted to know what was going on in the sports world, you might have tuned in ESPN or headed to your favorite sports website.
Now you might want to just ask Alexa, Amazon's intelligent assistant, best known as the voice of the Amazon Echo line of speakers.
Just in time for the NFL season, Amazon has been stuffing Alexa full of sports knowledge. You can now ask it to give you the odds on the upcoming game between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos, to tell you how many passing yards Joe Montana threw for in his career, and to give you the name of the Pittsburgh Steelers backup running back. In the near future, Alexa will be able to give fantasy football...

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