Alexa Will Soon Read Stories As Your Dead Grandma

Although there are little specifics regarding the planned feature and no release date has been announced yet, it has been revealed that Alexa will soon read stories as your dead grandma.

Alexa Will Soon Read Stories As Your Dead Grandma

At the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, there is a worldwide AI convention for machine learning, automation, robotics, and space being held by Amazon.

The audience was informed by one of the top scientists in charge of the smart assistant “Alexa” that it will soon be able to learn the voice of a loved one who had passed away.

TechCrunch reports Rohit Prasad, senior vice president and head scientist for Alexa at Amazon, revealed that a future functionality of Alexa will synthesize short audio of a loved one into lengthier speech when speaking at the Amazon re:MARS 2022 conference this week.

He presented the idea that Alexa could pick up a deceased grandmother’s voice and subsequently deliver a bedtime story to a grandchild.

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According to Prasad, the new technology is amazing and can produce high-quality audio with just one minute of speech learning.

“This required inventions where we had to learn to produce a high-quality voice with less than a minute of recording versus hours of recording the studio.

“The way we made it happen is by framing the problem as a voice conversion task and not a speech generation path. We are on questionably, living in the golden era of AI, where our dreams and science,” he said.

There are little specifics regarding the planned feature, according to TechCrunch, and no release date has been announced.

The emerging technology resembles the “digital afterlife program,” made popular by the Amazon Prime Video series “Upload.”

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