I just tried this with my Alexa Show. Here is how it went:
Me: Alexa, how tall is Kirstie Alley?
Alexa Show: Kirstie Alley is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Me: Alexa, how old is she?
Alexa Show: Kirstie Alley is 67 years old.
Me: Where was she born?
Alexa Show: Kirstie Alley was born in 1951 in Wichita, Kansas.
Me: Alexa, when was she born?
Alexa Show: My birthday is November 6, 2014.
I’m not sure if three questions is the limit or if I just waited a second to long to ask that fourth question. However, even Alexa (at least Alexa Show) will know the pronoun “she” was referring to “Kirstie Alley” from the previous question(s).
Interesting, but I’m sure it probably has to do with the way Jibo is looking up whatever is heard “as-is” (using “Bing”) and that Google and Alexa are using the cloud to formulate the question(s) before they send their question(s) on to whatever search engine they use. If this is wrong, please let me know.
I just thought this was interesting. I don’t know at this stage if they can ever get Jibo to conceptualize what pronouns are intended to refer to, but hopefully in the future they can do what Google and Alexa are doing.