Trying Out The C of E Amazon Alexa Skill
Want to understand the Church of England a bit more? You can know ask Amazon Alexa.
Alexa, Amazons voice assistant that is available on everything from the Amazon Echo / Dot devices to various tablets and TV sticks, has the option to install a skill that allows users to ask extra questions… about almost anything (presuming the right skill has been installed.)
The Church of England Skill?
Well according to the Amazon website you can ask questions such as…
• To read the prayer for the day
• For grace before a meal
• To read the Lord’s Prayer
• What is the Bible?
• Say a bedtime prayer
• Who is the Archbishop of Canterbury?
• Find my nearest church
• Can I get married in church?
The Amazon page for The C of E Skill has more details, and the links to enable the skill on your device.
Perhaps I just wanted to say “Open the Church of England”, but I figured I would give it ago…
I also wondered what Alexa would be like at saying Grace…
On the surface I guess it may seem like an oddity, but its good to see the good old Church of England, branching out and doing something a little different to engage with people.
Check out The Church Times for a proper report into this, but be warned. That website contains far less Lego figures.
Question. If the Baptist Union creates an Alexa skill, and we installed that on one Echo Dot, and we installed the C of E skill on another Amazon device, would they argue about baptism between the two of them?
(On a side note, this may be the first ever Church Sofa that features my voice. Before I know it, I’ll be producing a podcast or a vlog or something)
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