Amazon Alexa skills is getting 8 new voices

Laverne Mann
May 17, 2018

This allows developers to create speech-enabled products, and apps that talk to users. Developers may want to use the preview to give different voices to characters in games and stories, for example.

Amazon has made it possible for coders to embed eight different computerized voices into their skills for the company's Alexa voice-activated digital assistant.

United States investment bank Morgan Stanley is sharing information, including market insights, with customers via the Amazon Alexa voice assistant.

It should be noted that developers can already add multiple voices to their skills, but it's a more complex process that involves recording a voice as an audio file.

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Academics discovered that they could register voice assistant apps (called "skills" by Amazon and "actions" by Google) that trigger on very similar phrases.

More recently, Amazon launched the "Remember This" feature for Alexa, essentially giving the virtual assistant a memory.

Amazon Polly will allow developers to integrate these voices into their Alexa skills and help make them more engaging. Amazon Polly can generate speech in dozens of languages, making it easy to add speech to applications with a global audience, such as RSS feeds, websites, or videos.

Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a natural human voice.

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