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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

Amazon has dropped the price of its Amazon Echo Show smart speaker by $30, but the deal is only good for a limited time. Interestingly, voice recognition is very efficient, it means when you will say "Call mom", it will call your mom, not your friend's. The feature is being rolled out to the original Echo as well as the Echo Dot and Echo Show speakers.

AMAZON'S ALEXA VOICE ASSISTANT edged a step closer to Google Home this week with the rollout of support for multi-user voice profiles. Thanks to this, Alexa will now be able to alter and personalize certain features in order for them to fit with the needs of that certain person.

Buy items from Amazon. At launch, it is compatible with Shopping, Amazon Music, Alexa to Alexa calling and messaging, and Flash Briefings. Then you will just need to select an Alexa device that you're logged into, and then you can perform training on that device in quite environment. Each user will have their own Alexa Voice Profile that works similarly to user accounts on a computer or mobile device. You'll have to repeat ten sentences over to train Alexa that it's your voice.

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Congratulations, Alexa now understands your voice. The feature comes after Google launched its Home speaker earlier this year with similar functionality. Since the AI assistant finally has the ability to differentiate between voices, it will give more personalized responses. Alternatively, if they don't want the Alexa app, logout of your own Alexa app, then log back in with your credentials and tap "I'm someone else".

Sales of voice-activated wireless speakers are set to surge this holiday season as a raft of devices from established and new competitors hit the market, a research firm predicted Thursday.


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