Alexa Will Soon be Able to Read Stories

Alexa Will Soon be Able to Read Stories

Alexa Will Soon be Able to Read Stories as Your Dead Grandma

At its annual re:Mars conference on June 22 in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, Rohit Prasad, announced a spate of new and upcoming features for the company’s smart assistant. The most head turning of the bunch was a potential new feature that can synthesize short audio clips into longer speech.

In the scenario presented at the event, the voice of a deceased loved one (a grandmother, in this case), is used to read a grandson a bedtime story. Prasad notes that, using the new technology, the company is able to accomplish some very impressive audio output using just one minute of speech.

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