Amazon Alexa will soon read stories in the voices of dead people, people will find it scary

New Delhi: A new Amazon Alexa function will enable the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of a member of your family. Alexa will read or speak your favorite bedtime stories using a new feature Amazon is currently working on. According to Rohit Prasad, Amazon Senior Vice President and Alexa Chief Scientist, we are undoubtedly […]
 


Amazon Alexa will soon read stories in the voices of dead people, people will find it scary

New Delhi: A new Amazon Alexa function will enable the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of a member of your family. Alexa will read or speak your favorite bedtime stories using a new feature Amazon is currently working on. According to Rohit Prasad, Amazon Senior Vice President and Alexa Chief Scientist, we are undoubtedly living in the golden age of AI, where our dreams and science fiction are becoming a reality. Prasad said the Alexa team only needed a one-minute speech to achieve the feat during the company’s annual Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Pradas told the audience, “It required inventions where we had to learn to produce high quality sound with less than a minute recording time versus hours of recording in the studio.” (Also read:

“The way we framed the problem as a voice conversion task, not a speech generation path,” he said.

 

During a presentation, a child asked, “Alexa, can Grandma finish reading The Wizard of Oz to me?”

 

Alexa answered yes and then immediately changed her voice, sounding like the baby’s grandma in real life. Work is currently underway on the upcoming feature.

Amazon has announced to host its annual Alexa Live Developers Event on July 20. The company is expected to provide further updates about the event at the developers event next month.

Alexa Live 2022 attendees will get a comprehensive look at the science underlying the next “ambient intelligence” technology.

“Our vision for ambient computing can only be realized through the broad collaboration between Alexa and all of our partners,” said Kelly Wenzel, Director of Business to Business and Developer Marketing at Alexa.

Wenzel said, “Alexa Live 2022 is our opportunity to showcase the many products, programs and services we have specifically designed to help brands and builders take advantage of Alexa’s growing footprint to innovate on behalf of customers. designed for.”

Customers around the world are already using millions of Alexa devices. People use Alexa for a variety of things, including playing their favorite music, reading the news, dimming the lights in their living room, and more.