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AMAZON SIGNS AMITABH BACHCHAN FOR ITS ALEXA VOICE ASSISTANT

AMAZON SIGNS AMITABH BACHCHAN FOR ITS ALEXA VOICE ASSISTANT

Context

Amazon.com Inc. has signed up Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan for its Alexa voice assistant.

Details

  • Previously, Amazon first used a celebrity voice of  Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson.
  • It has also added professional voice actors who recite Shakespeare, Mark Twain, proverbs and fables.
  • Also the Google Assistant used the  voice of American singer John Legend.
  • Amazon will apply neural speech technology to make Alexa sound exactly like amitabh Bachchan.
  • With this technology, Users can buy Amitabh Bachchan’s voice as a skill to provide weather updates, recite poetry and give advice.

About Alexa

  • Amazon Alexa, also known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant AI technology developed by Amazon.
  • It was first used in the Amazon Echo smart speakers developed by Amazon Lab126.
  • It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information, such as news.
  • It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation system.
  • An intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) or intelligent personal assistant (IPA) is a software agent that can perform tasks or services for an individual based on commands or questions.

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