Amazon Alexa developers get eight new voicesMay 16, 2018
Amazon Alexa developers get eight new voices
Amazon’s Alexa gets eight new voices that engineers can use in Skills.
The free voices are given through Poly, the Amazon Web Services content to-discourse benefit.
Polly can talk in around 50 voices add up to in 24 dialects, yet just these eight are human sufficiently sounding for the engineer see, which is for Skills in the US.
Rivalry: Google as of late declared six new voices for its Assistant including vocalist John Legend.
Amazon shares are up 0.8% to $1,588.02.
Prior to the introduction of voices from Polly, developers were able to change a voice in a skill experience with the use of pre-recorded MP3 files. Skills developers will be able to add Polly voices using Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML).
First introduced for Alexa last year, SSML is a set of tags that can be added when constructing an Alexa skill for human-sounding expressions like “Boom!” and “Bada Bing,” noises like sighs and expletive beeps, and the ability to lower Alexa’s voice to a whisper.
The ability to use different voices is the latest feature extended to Alexa developers. In-skill purchases opened for Alexa developers in the U.S. earlier this month.