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Amazon Alexa Nails The Pronunciation Of Europe's Longest Place Name

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11/01/2017 18:02 GMT | Updated 11/01/2017 18:02 GMT

If you’ve ever doubted the artificial intelligence hype, check out this video of Amazon Alexa pronouncing Europe’s longest place name.

It reels off Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the name of a Welsh town, as if it were its own home.

Alexa even clarifies that while it’s the longest town name in the world, there’s a hill in New Zealand with an even longer name.

Disappointingly, it doesn’t try to pronounce Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu.