Kakao begins personalised AI speaker beta test

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South Korean chat giant Kakao has begun beta testing a personalised service for its artificial intelligence (AI) speaker, the company has announced.

The service, called Voice Profile, will allow Kakao Mini, the firm’s AI speaker, to recognise the speaker and fine tune its services to his or her taste.

Users can download the Hey Kakao app, which controls the speaker, and register their profile and voices. The speaker’s voice will be registered by answering a line of questions.

Kakao Mini will be able to name the person talking through voice recognition when asked.

Kakao said the focus in the beginning is “small talk”, but that it will later use the service for personalised music recommendations and other customisations. The speaker


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