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Alexa Could Soon Mimic Voices – Even Your Dead Relatives

Alexa is learning a new skill – imitating real human voices.

Amazon developers are working on a feature that would allow the digital voice assistant to mimic a person’s voice – based on recordings of less than a minute.

That could include a lost relative – a product demonstration in Las Vegas had a young child ask “Alexa, can Grandma finish reading me the Wizard of Oz?

Head scientist Rohit Prasad said impersonating lost relatives can help “make their memories last” – and build a greater trust with Alexa users.

Does this sound like a good feature, or does it sound creepy to you?  Do you use Alexa or another voice-activated assistant?



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