Alexa Can Tell Voices Apart with Individual Voice Profiles — Amazon Echo

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The solution, for these mostly blind devices, has been voice recognition, first seen on the Google Home, and today available on Amazon's Echo range of smart speakers.

Once that's done, voice profiles will work across all Echo devices and "most" third-party party Alexa-enabled devices.

Users can train their voice in the Alexa app by going through the app's settings, then the Account heading, and then going into your voice. From this day, Amazon's AI assistant will be able to differentiate between multiple voices and provide personally tailored responses.

Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices previously supported multiple accounts, but required users to say "Alexa, switch accounts" to move between them. The Amazon smart speaker can then perform relevant commands based on who spoke. Interestingly, voice recognition is very efficient, it means when you will say "Call mom", it will call your mom, not your friend's.

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After recognizing the voice, Alexa can deliver personalized results in the form of music playback, shopping, news briefings, messages and Alexa-to-Alexa calling. Alexa is now able to recognize your voice for Flash Briefings and automatically skips stories you listened to from your feed.

The training process does have you speak some specific phrases to train Alexa on your voice.

Many voice assistants also are beyond a counter decoration, with an eMarketer study finding that 36 million Americans will use a voice-enabled speaker at least once a month this year, primarily driven by millennials.

The company explains that your data will be stored in the cloud, so it can be easily accessed to work across the Echo devices and nearly all third-party Alexa enabled devices.

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