Sunday, May 07, 2017

Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion

And you tell me not be weary of the possibility of Skynet

Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like whisper, take a breath to pause for emphasis, adjust the rate, pitch and volume of her speech, and more. She’ll even be able to “bleep” out words – which may not be all that human, actually, but is certainly clever.