Gerry talks to Susie Dent about Alexa, AI and language



As Amazon's Alexa is learning regional phrases and words from across the UK, we wanted to know more about the tech, science, and weirdness of it all.


When it comes to language, Susie Dent has been helping the tech company with its artificial intelligence. As it has attempted to adapt to British slang and vocabulary, there have been both breakthroughs and challenges.


At present, you can ask what the regional words are for 'hello', 'woodlice' and 'angry'.


Or simply, "Alexa, what regional words did Susie teach you?"


Gerry grabbed five minutes with Susie to find out more on the subject.


Plus, Susie is always cool to catch up with. Interview below.