AMAZON’S ALEXA CAN NOW RECOGNISE DIFFERENT VOICES.
Amazon’s Alexa has evened up the score with Google Home and can now be used to set up multiple user accounts. Amazon’s Alexa “voice profiles” allows the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show to deliver personalized responses to everyone in your family or share house. Alexa users can train Amazon’s voice assistant to learn how to recognize different voices and personalize its services for multiple users.
Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices previously supported multiple accounts, but required users to say “Alexa, switch accounts” to move between them.
Now, for users on a Music Unlimited Family Plan, each person with a voice profile can just say “play music” and Alexa will select songs based on the speaker’s preferences. It will also personalize results for the command “play a station”.
When shopping, users who’ve set up a voice confirmation code will no longer need to say the code during the purchase, as Alexa has already recognized the user’s voice and linked it to their account.
AMAZON’S ALEXA CAN NOW RECOGNISE OBJECTS.
If facial recognition has been one of your concerns, then brace yourself to say a proper Bye to it.
This new functionality was developed by Amazon’s Alexa for Everyone in team cooperation with the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired as a way to help blind and low-vision users identify objects. Amazon says the Echo Show uses computer vision and machine learning to recognize the objects.
There’s no word on exactly how many objects Alexa is able to recognize. Show and Tell is available now in the US on first and second-generation Echo Show devices: Ask, “Alexa, what am I holding?”