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Amazon's Alexa will now be able to tell different voices apart

Amazon Alexa gets voice recognition Amazon's Alexa can recognize the voices of multiple users
Delores Daniels | 13 October, 2017, 00:47

However, Amazon promises voice recognition will be made available to other additional Alexa features sometime in the near future.

New data from Strategy Analytics suggest that Amazon's Alexa smart assistant is beating Google in the home. From there, your voice is stored in the cloud, meaning it will apply to all your Alexa enabled devices. Echo users can finally create voice profiles.

The company stated that now this feature is available to carry out calls and sending messages along with flash briefing, Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, and last but not the least, shopping. Google Home speakers received an update in April that brought the technology to consumers.

Alexa users can set up voice recognition to Amazon's Alexa AI to recognize different user's voices, Amazon announced today. More user voice functionality is coming but Amazon hasn't released any specifics on that yet.

"Once you set up the feature, Alexa will learn your voice (versus your spouse/partner/roommate's voice) and be able to deliver a more personalized experience", an Amazon spokesperson told The Verge. Each of the family members on the account can register a voice and then simply say "play music" and your own lists will play. Alexa is now able to recognize your voice for Flash Briefings and automatically skips stories you listened to from your feed.

You set it up through the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android device. In order to train Alexa to know your voice, you will have to access the Settings menu.

Alexa, can now recognise different voices to ensure that the responses are personalised for each user.

It should be noted that some people are very concerned about privacy with this sort of voice assistant because what you say is recorded and sent out to servers to be analyzed.

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