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Alexa will soon be able to mimic the voices of your dead relatives

8 days ago   |   By Dazed Digital

It is a truth universally acknowledged that tech companies will do literally anything for money. But now, Amazon has sunk to new depths by choosing to capitalise on people's grief.
Rohit Prasad, Amazon senior vice president and head scientist for virtual assistant Alexa, revealed on Wednesday that Alexa will soon be able to mimic the voices of the dead.
Prasad, speaking at the company's re:MARS conference in Las Vegas this week,
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Alexa Will Soon Be Able to Speak as Your Relatives From the Dead

Alexa Will Soon Be Able to Speak as Your Relatives From the Dead

8 days ago   |   By Hypebeast

During Amazon's annual re:Mars event, the company announced a new feature that can synthesize short audio clips into longer clips. According to TechCrunch , a scenario featured at the conference was the voice of a deceased loved one; specifically, a grandmother is used to read a bedtime story to a grandson. Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa at Amazon, Rohit Prasad, stated that using the new technology, Amazon can just turn one minute of speech into endless possibilities. "This required inventions where we had to learn to produce a high-quality voice with less than a minute...
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