• Amazon Announces Alexa Can Mimic the Voice of Deceased Relatives

    9 days ago - By IGN

    In news that is certainly set to raise some eyebrows, Amazon announced an experimental feature for its voice assistant, Alexa, that will let it imitate the voices of dead relatives. At Amazon's annual MARS conference , the company showed off a demo in which Alexa reads a bedtime story to a child using the voice of his dead grandmother. Amazon's head Alexa AI scientist Rohit Prasad said the feature is meant to highlight Alexa's “human attributes” which have become more important “in these times of the ongoing pandemic when so many of us have lost someone we love.” Prasad added that while AI...
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