Alexa users will soon be able to make it speak like anyone they want, even your relatives. Alexa will soon be able to speak like your grandmother, or any one else. "Amazon.com Inc wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother — or anyone else," a report by Reuters said.
Amazon is developing a system to let Alexa mimic any voice after hearing less than a minute of audio, said Rohit Prasad, an Amazon senior vice president, at a conference the company held in Las Vegas on Wednesday.The goal is to “make the memories last” after “so many of us have lost someone we love” during the pandemic, he added.
However, as per the report, the ecommerce retailer has not yet given any comment on the same. "Amazon declined to share when it would roll out such a feature," Reuters said in the report. Also Read: Telegram update: Top 5 premium features you can benefit fromThe goal behind this feature is to help people with speech impairments or other problems but some worry it could also be used to propagate political deepfakes.
Prasad said Amazon’s aim for Alexa is “generalizable intelligence,” or the ability to adapt to user environments and learn new concepts with little external input.Read more on tech.hindustantimes.com