Amazon’s Alexa gets new voices like Google Assistant (kinda)

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Amazon today announced a developer preview for Alexa that brings eight new free voices to Skills. It’s not quite the vocal overhaul that Google Assistant is getting, but it’s a start.

Here’s the deal: Alexa’s getting two more voices than Google Assistant, but these won’t replace the one you’re used to hearing – nor are any of them voiced by John Legend.

The new developer preview allows programmers to integrate voices from Amazon’s Polly, a text-to-speech platform, into Alexa Skills


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