the giant of amazon was holding his conference called re:MARS 2022 to tell us mainly about their famous virtual assistant that we know as Alexa, and they took the opportunity to announce an unexpected feature that has attracted a lot of attention.
Rohit Prasad, responsible for the development of Alexaannounced a function that, thanks to artificial intelligence, may be able to imitate the voice of a person who has died, such as that of a relative.
In the demonstration, the story of a child who asked Alexa to read him a story with the voice of his deceased grandmother could be seen. In effect, the child would say to an Amazon Echo, “Alexa, can Grandma finish reading ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to me?” Alexa would respond with her traditional voice and then switch to the voice that corresponded to the child’s deceased grandmother.
Those responsible for the development of this function comment that just recording the voice of a deceased person for one minute will be enough for Alexa to be able to imitate said voice.
This eye-catching feature is still in development and does not have an estimated release date. However, the fact of using the voices of deceased people has drawn a lot of attention from the media due to how delicate it can be for some people.