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Amazon's Alexa gains the ability to identify people from their voices

Amazon's Alexa gains the ability to identify people from their voices

Below is everything Alexa Voice Profiles can do so far.

Following set up, custom voice profiles should work across other Amazon Echo devices, plus "most" third-party Alexa supported devices.

The Echo Show is powered by Alexa and will play the music you want from services like Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio, tell you the what the weather is like, and answer any questions you might have. From this day, Amazon's AI assistant will be able to differentiate between multiple voices and provide personally tailored responses.

When recognizing a registered user's voice, Alexa can deliver personalized results for messages, Alexa-to-Alexa calling, music playback, shopping, and news briefings. Even for the command "play a station", Amazon's voice assistant will personalize results, notes ZDNet. TechCrunch also reports that Amazon is planning to "add unspecified functionality" soon, and that Alexa will "get smarter".

After users set-up the new feature through the smartphone app, Alexa's new Voice Profiles system understands who is speaking to the Echo. Select Your Voice in settings and then walk through a series of demos that familiarize the software with your voice.

Now you will be shown 10 phrases to read outloud, so that Alexa can learn your voice.

Amazon claims that recognition of different voices will improve over time as the feature is used more and that additional functions supporting the new feature will be implemented at a later date. The training data is is stored in the cloud so that Alexa devices purchased in the future can also recognize users.

The team is now working hard building the speech and language solutions behind the Amazon Echo.

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