Sep 26, 2019

Amazon Alexa gets Samuel L Jackson and other celebrity voices

Amazon has announced that its virtual assistant Alexa will soon be able to mimic the voice of the actor Samuel L Jackson among other celebrities. Amazon is the world's best-selling smart speaker brand. Amazon recently announced it was upgrading its music streaming service to a "High definition" format to help its fortunes. The firm recently added an option to its Alexa app to let users opt out of having their voices transcribed by humans to improve the service's accuracy. "Privacy is a huge issue for all technology manufacturers and recent revelations show that Amazon is vulnerable," commented Adam Simon from the market intelligence firm Context.

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