Amazon’s Alexa can already whisper, item369809263 put on an accent and speak in of Samuel L.Jackson – and soon it could even impersonate your dead grandmother.
The tech giant has revealed it is developing a system to let Alexa mimic any voice after hearing less than a minute of audio.
It could allow users of Amazon’s voice assistant to have stories read to them in the voice of a loved one – including a deceased friend or relative.
Speaking at Amazon’s Re: conference in on Wednesday, Alexa’s senior vice-president Rohit Prasad said the goal was to ‘make the memories last’ after ‘so many of us have lost someone we love’ during the pandemic.
‘We are unquestionably living in the golden era of AI, where our dreams and science fictions are becoming a reality,’ he said.
The new feature could allow users of Amazon’s Alexa to have stories read to them in the voice of a loved one – including a deceased friend or relative
<div class="art-ins mol-factbox floatRHS sciencetech" data-version="2" id="mol-c810a890-f2da-11ec-be2c-93ca833a58af" website Alexa may soon read stories in voice of your dead grandmother