Amazon is working on giving Alexa the ability to mimic anyone's voice, dead or alive, from just one minute of audio
Amazon is teaching Alexa to mimic anyone's voice, dead or alive, from just a one-minute recording of that voice.
Rohit Prasad, Amazon's head scientist for Alexa, said at a live event on Wednesday that his team has been instructing Alexa to pick up a voice from a short audio clip and convert it into longer audio output. Prasad was presenting at Amazon's re: Mars conference in Las Vegas.
He showed a short video of how people could use Alexa's voice-changing capability in real life. In the clip, a boy asks: "Alexa, can grandma finish reading me the Wizard of Oz?"
The smart speaker confirmed the request in its default chirpy voice, then transitioned to a less robotic voice that narrated an excerpt from the children's novel.
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