Amazon’s Alexa will soon be able to use a dead person’s voice
Amazon announced the technology during Amazon re: MARS, its annual AI conference centered on machine learning, robotics and space. Rohit Prasad, the head scientist of Alexa AI, described this feature as a way for people to remember their friends and loved ones who have died.
Prasad stated that \”AI can’t remove the pain of losing a loved one, but it can make their memories lasting.\”
Prasad demonstrated this feature by using a video in which a child asked Alexa to finish reading a story for him. The smart speaker responded in its usual Alexa voice. Then, the grandmother’s voice was heard as the child read his copy of The Wizard of Oz. The grandmother’s voice sounded very natural.