Google plays with the fact of replacing the voice of its Assistant with that of some famous singer or actor, and Amazon wants to take things a bit further with Alexa, since it enables a function so that its assistant responds with emotion or disappointment to your various requests
The new feature is only available in the United States, at the moment. It is understood that the answers with happy tone will be more with everything that has to do with answering some trivia or game correctly, while the others, when you ask Alexa about the result of your favorite team and this is not favorable.
In addition, you can make it respond in a speech style that is more suitable for a specific type of content (such as news and music), the technology says.
Here are some examples from Amazon about the level of emotion that Alexa can reach, which is enabled in hundreds of products of the firm and third parties.
Amazon says that Alexa's emotions are based on Neural TSS (NTTS) technology, which allows her speech to be more natural.
Early user feedback indicates overall satisfaction with the voice experience increased 30 percent when Alexa responded with emotions, emphasizes the signature.
Finally, the company invites developers to adopt new emotions and speech styles, as well as share their comments in the corresponding forum.
Currently, the digital assistant is capable of controlling more than 85,000 smart devices, from headphones to televisions, and can execute more than 100,000 skills.
His next big step is to move from a passive interaction to a proactive one, anticipating what the user might want and becoming an ubiquitous companion in his life, according to statements by Rohit Prasad, Alexa's main scientist, to MIT Technology.