The world is creeping nearer and nearer to Black Mirror on daily basis and this upcoming Alexa characteristic proves it.
At its re:MARS convention on Wednesday (June 22), Amazon confirmed audiences its model new Alexa know-how.
Alexa will quickly be capable to mimic the voices of lifeless family utilizing lower than a minute of recorded audio.
“Whereas AI cannot get rid of that ache of loss, it will probably undoubtedly make their reminiscences final,” Amazon’s Alexa AI senior vice chairman and head scientist Rohit Prasad mentioned on the convention.
In a video demonstration proven onscreen on the convention, a boy says, “Alexa, can Grandma end studying me The Wizard of Oz?,” adopted by Alexa studying the story within the grandmother’s voice.
The brand new characteristic was offered as Prasad stood in entrance of a display screen that learn, “human-like empathy,” in reference to Alexa and AI.
The announcement garnered combined reactions from the web.
“idk how i really feel about this characteristic. it’s giving [nosy],” one individual wrote.
One other tweeted, “I am gonna change this to Miley Cyrus voice so I can expertise my very own Ashley [O] second from Black Mirror.”
“Do individuals actually even need this know-how to exist? Simply because it may doesn’t imply it ought to,” a YouTube commenter famous.
“This can be utilized so fallacious, think about somebody manipulating conversations that sound identical to you,” somebody identified on Twitter.
“I’m beginning to assume some individuals watch Black Mirror episodes and as an alternative of getting the traditional response of realizing how horrifying it’s they get impressed,” one other Twitter consumer shared.
Beforehand, Alexa had been in a position to mimic the voices of celebrities, however this new know-how solely takes lower than a minute of audio for the AI to be taught somebody’s voice, versus an individual having to really file their voice for hours.
Let’s simply say the way forward for know-how sounds… attention-grabbing.
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