Amazon Alexa skills is getting 8 new voices

An Alexa app, pre-installed on the computer will let the users call up the assistant and see any information like weather forecasts, music albums and more on display. This allows developers to create speech-enabled products, and apps that talk to users.

Amazon has recently announced a new developer preview for Alexa in which developers can choose to use different voices for Alexa skills. For example, in an adventure story or game, developers can give distinct voices to different characters.


If you already use multiple voices in your skill via using.mp3 files or another technique, consider Amazon Polly for its natural-sounding voices and ease of maintenance. The accessibility of Amazon Polly will help them avoid this trouble. This means that depending on the developer's preference, they can choose to use a different voice from the default Alexa voice to use when users are interacting with their skill.

Below are two videos demonstrating a voice squatting attack on an Amazon Alexa and Google Home device. Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice. Amazon will provide more information to those who are selected. Additionally, you can leverage Amazon Polly's API to deliver automated real-time information such as service status, account and billing inquiries, addresses, and contact information.

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