Developers Can Soon Choose Which Alexa Voice They Want To Use

Developers Can Soon Choose Which Alexa Voice They Want To Use

If you're bored of always hearing the same Alexa voice regardless of what skill you're using, this is likely the update you've been waiting for. For example, you can give a different voice to each character in adventure stories and games. This allows developers to create speech-enabled products, and apps that talk to users.

Amazon just announced that Alexa will be getting eight new voices.

To use an Amazon Polly voice instead, developers would use Structured Speech Markup Language (SSML) and then specify which voice they want with the "voice name" tag. Before this, developers were only able to add voices to their skills by uploading an MP3 file or by creating a custom audio track, which was quite painstaking. Developers can also use multiple voices in a single skill. Polly uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesise speech that sounds like a human voice.

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Polly's voices are far from ideal, of course, but as they see more use, that could change.

Amazon now has a number of different voices with different dialects and accents developers can now bundle into their skills, according to the company's website. Amazon will provide more information to those who are selected.

At the event, Vogels said: "We've been thinking if voice is the natural way to interact in your home and home automation, why don't we build something you can use at work as well?"

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