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I asked "Alexa, what's the distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles?". Alexa replied "11,711.8 kilometers away", which is absolutely incorrect.

Why does this happen? Am I missing something here? What can I do about such incidents?

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    Alexa likes to take the scenic route ... lol ... why are you expecting anyone to know what Alexa understood when you asked your question?
    – jsotola
    Nov 20, 2020 at 17:37
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    ask again ... if you still get an incorrect response, then ask for driving directions
    – jsotola
    Nov 20, 2020 at 17:38
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    For some reason it would appear that Alexa is trying to find the distance between you and either San Fransisco and Los Angeles... Perhaps Alexa is finding some place near you which is called Los Angeles or San Fransisco (like a restaurant or anything)? Maybe try asking "what's the distance between San Fransisco California and Los Angeles California"?
    – anonymous2
    Nov 20, 2020 at 17:55
  • Alexa, who won the recent US presidential election?
    – Mawg
    Nov 21, 2020 at 22:14
  • youtube.com/watch?v=WA5Zhir8rbc
    – jsotola
    Nov 23, 2020 at 19:32

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For some reason it would appear that Alexa is trying to find the distance between you and either San Fransisco and Los Angeles... Perhaps Alexa is finding some place near you which is called Los Angeles or San Fransisco (like a restaurant or anything)?

I would suggest asking "what's the distance between San Fransisco California and Los Angeles California"?

This should give Alexa the "hint" it needs to realise that you're not talking about something local.

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