Amazon's Alexa can now recognise different voices

13 October, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Yolanda Murray
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The new feature is now rolling out for the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices, but eventually, all users of Alexa-enabled devices (including those made by third-parties) should be able to take advantage of this new ability. Alexa is now able to recognize individual voices on all devices linked to an Amazon account.

When shopping, users who've set up a voice confirmation code will no longer to say the code during the purchase, as Alexa has already recognized the user's voice and linked it to their account. For more information on the new feature, refer to Amazon's help page.

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Mike George, VP Alexa, Echo and Appstore for Amazon.Rick Wilking/ReutersAmazon is making Alexa-enabled devices a little smarter by making them recognise different voices starting October 11. It will work with shopping, Amazon Music, Flash Briefings, and Alexa-to-Alexa calling.

Amazon stated that voice recognition will become smarter in near future. Amazon is not far behind, however, launching Voice Profiles for multiple users on its Echo smart speakers. Alexa will recognize their voice without you having to manually switch between profiles, or tell Alexa who you are. It would know, for instance, whose message you want it to read. According to the company, 10 given phrases have to be repeated for training the assistant to recognize a particular voice.

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The company explains that your data will be stored in the cloud, so it can be easily accessed to work across the Echo devices and nearly all third-party Alexa enabled devices. Now you can get the device for just $200 at Amazon.

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