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Amazon Alexa Coders Can Now Use 8 Different Voices in Their Skills

Amazon Alexa Coders Can Now Use 8 Different Voices in Their Skills

Those of you who really want Alexa to have different voices will be happy with this latest development. So, for example, they can give a different voice to each character in an adventure story or in a game skill.

Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a natural human voice, according to the post. With voice becoming a more popular input, businesses can use Polly to differentiate their offerings on Alexa.

It was already possible to add additional voices to Alexa through MP3 recordings, but this solution is definitely more seamless for developers. This new capability can help you enrich your skill's experience, making it more engaging for customers. "It's as easy as that". You can cache and replay Amazon Polly's speech output to prompt callers through interactive voice response (IVR) systems, such as Amazon Connect.

The bank has introduced three Alexa skills that enable customers to use voice commands to access information such as trading insights or ideas and content from the bank.

Amazon announced a developer preview for adding eight Amazon Polly voices to Alexa skills. Chiefly, it's the text-to-speech service which helps create the scripts for Alexa skills.

Polly's voices are far from flawless, of course, but as they see more use, that could change.

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