However, I have noticed Amazon Alexa (accessed using an Echo device) return content that appears to be taken verbatim from Stack Exchange sites, with no attribution thereof. For example:
Alexa, is there a car?
There is no car. The first one is singular, the second one is plural. However, because there is a negation, the result is the same: there are zero cars.
A web search reveals the response to be a fragment of this answer from the English Language Learners Stack Exchange site.
Unfortunately, this particular query is not reproducible for me. But with some effort, I expect we could find other examples of such content usage.
My questions are:
- Is Alexa known to use Stack Exchange content?
- Is an attribution accomplished somehow?
- If not, should anything be done about it?
P.S. I found a similar discussion about Echoes using content from Wikipedia, but nothing about Stack Exchange.