In the hope of making Alexa as life-like as possible, Amazon has introduced new updates to its AI assistant’s voice. Alexa can now whisper, bleep out swear-words, add emphasis to words and even be programmed to say regional-specific phrases. The update has been rolled out to devices in the US, UK, and Germany. Scroll down for video Amazon’s Alexa can now whisper, bleep out swear-words, add emphasis to words and even be programmed to say regional-specific phrases. Pictured are the Echo and Echo Dot devices that use Alexa NEW SSML FEATURES 1. Whispers – Convey a softer dialogue 2. Expletive beeps – Bleep out words 3. Sub – Makes Alexa say something other than what’s written 4. Emphasis – Changes the rate and volume at which Alexa speaks 5. Prosody – Controls the volume, pitch, and rate of speech The changes are to Amazon’s Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) – a standardised markup language that allows developers to control pronunciation, intonation, timing and emotion. In a blog announcing the update, Liz Myers, a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon said: ‘SSML support on Alexa allows you to control how Alexa generates speech from your skill’s text responses. ‘You can add pauses, change pronunciation,… Read full this story
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