You’ll soon be able to ask Alexa to speak in any voice you want. Check out the details below.
Alexa users will soon be able to make it speak like anyone they want, even your loved ones. Soon Alexa will be able to speak like your grandma or any other person. “Amazon.com Inc wants to give customers the opportunity to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound like their grandma – or anyone else,” a Reuters report speak. Rohit Prasad, Amazon’s senior vice president, said Amazon is developing a system that would allow Alexa to mimic any voice less than a minute after hearing a sound.
The aim, he added, is to “make memories last” after “so many of us have lost someone we love” during the pandemic. However, according to the report, the e-commerce retailer has yet to make any comment on the same. “Amazon declined to say when it will roll out such a feature,” Reuters said in the report. Also read: Telegram Update: Top 5 Premium Features You Can Benefit From
The goal behind the feature is to help people with speech disabilities or other problems, but some worry it could also be used to propagate political crimes. Prasad said Amazon’s goal for Alexa is “generalizable intelligence,” or the ability to adapt to a user’s environment and learn new concepts with little outside input. That goal, he said, is “not to be confused with the almighty, almighty uber artificial intelligence,” or AGI, which Alphabet’s DeepMind unit and OpenAI co-founder Elon Musk are looking for.
How to use Alexa?
You can ask any question and make requests with just your voice from Alexa. For example, you can ask Alexa a question, such as “What’s the weather like today?” Or ask Alexa to do something, like “Add battery to my shopping list” or “Play jazz”. According to information provided by Amazon, when you talk to Alexa, a recording of what you asked Alexa will be sent to Amazon’s cloud so it can process and respond to your request. Also read: Take a full-page screenshot on iPhone 13, iPhone 12 as PDF through this trick
You can also review the voice recordings associated with your account and delete each voice recording – one by one, by date range, by Alexa enabled device, by voice ID allotment or all at once by going to Settings > Alexa Privacy in the Alexa app or https://www.amazon.com/alexaprivacysettings. From either page, you can also choose to automatically delete voice recordings older than 3 or 18 months, or you can choose not to save any voice recordings.
If you choose not to save any voice recordings, Amazon will automatically delete your voice recordings after processing your request and also automatically delete all existing voice recordings in the Your voice history. And you can delete all of the voice recordings associated with your account at once for each of your Alexa-enabled devices and apps by going to Manage your Content and Devices.