North East UK news Amazon Alexa could mimic voices of dead family members 'to make memories last' PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The new technology would need about a minute of recorded audio to be fed into the system, which would then be used to construct a whole voice
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Amazon's Alexa could soon be able to replicate voices of dead relatives. The new feature was unveiled at Amazon's Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas and is in development, though no timescale was given for when it will be introduced. The technology would allow the virtual assistant to copy the voice of a person based on less than a minute of recording. Rohit Prasad, senior vice president and head scientist for Alexa, said the aim was to build greater trust in the interactions people have with Alexa by putting more "human attributes of empathy and affect". "These attributes have become even more important during the ongoing pandemic when so many of us have lost ones that we love," Mr Prasad said.
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." Read More: WhatsApp issues urgent warning to two billion users with group chats changing In a video played by Amazon at the conference, a young child asks "Alexa, can Grandma finish reading me the Wizard Of Oz?" Alexa then acknowledges the request and switches to another voice mimicking the child's grandmother. The voice assistant then continues to read the book in that same voice, WalesOnline reports. Mr Prasad said the company had to learn how to make a "high-quality voice" with a shorter recording, as opposed to hours of recording in a studio. Read Next: New Apple iPhone will allow you to delete messages you've already sent Spotify Pie Chart: How to make your monthly pie chart of your favourite music, genres and artists Cost of living scam: Gmail, Outlook and Hotmail email users should be wary of HMRC fraudsters Netflix considers adverts and ending account sharing after drop in subscribers How children are leading secret lives by using fake social media 'Finsta' accounts
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