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Alexa has new emotions and is scary!


Alexa has become one of the most used virtual assistants worldwide. That's why Amazon strives to improve its operation more and more, to offer the best to its millions of users. And now Jeff Bezos's company has surprised everyone adding emotions to Alexa. Yes, that's right, now Alexa can express your emotions. Do you want to know more? Then you can not miss this post.

Alexa now has emotions, how scary!

Amazon recently announced in its Alexa Skills Kit Developer Blog that two new capabilities will allow a more natural and intuitive voice experience from that robotic voice within Echo, Dot and other smart devices. Now, Alexa can be programmed to Respond with a happy or excited tone and one disappointed or empathic.

These emotional tones are available in three different intensities: high, medium or low. For example, when users play a trivia game and get a correct answer, developers can choose to have Alexa respond with a high intensity excited tone, like the one you will hear in the next video.

On the other hand, developers may want to use something like the low intensity disappointed tone when Alexa is communicating bad news. An example may be a weather forecast that includes rain or sports scores in which the home team lost. Look at a sample of that particular emotion below.

Alexa brings much more than emotions

Emotions are not everything. And Alexa is also using two speech styles that are better suited to the type of content it offers. A speech style gives Alexa a news anchor style, which is obviously ideal for when you read the headlines. The second style of speaking is more oriented when you listen to music, making it sound Like a radio DJ

There is no doubt that these new conversation styles are really great. However, after years of hearing Alexa's robotic and generally unchanging tone, it's a bit jarring Listen to her talk with emotion or change her voice according to the content.

For now, this option is available in the United States, but it is expected to expand to other countries in the near future. So we just have to wait.

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