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Amazon’s new patent will allow Alexa to detect a cough or a cold
Amazon is constantly trying to improve Alexa, its AI-assistant. A recent patent filed by the company shows just how: it wants Alexa to notice a user’s illness by detecting a change in their voice. Furthermore, it wants to suggest medicines or a reci…
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yesterday by evansthompson
Scaling Audio Service: How we launched a high-quality Text-To-Speech service at “Neue Zürcher…
Today at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a Swiss publisher of high quality journalism for a German speaking audience, we successfully launched a Text-To-Speech (TTS) audio player feature as a beta version in our web and mobile channels. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  alexa  digitalliteracy  komoot  tts 
3 days ago by hansdorsch
United States Patent: 10096319 - Voice-based determination of physical and emotional characteristics of users
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for voice-based determination of physical and emotional characteristics of users. Example methods may include determining first voice data, wherein the first voice data is generated by a user, determining a first real-time user status of the user using the first voice data, generating a first data tag indicative of the first real-time user status, determining first audio content for presentation at a speaker device using the first data tag and the first voice data, and causing presentation of the first audio content via a speaker of the speaker device.
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8 days ago by danhon
Alexa Experience Guide @
Best website to learn about Alexa and keep up with the latest skills and features.
Alexa  Amazon 
8 days ago by hplphotos
The Battle for the Home – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be the computer users carried with them (won by Apple in terms of profits, and Google in terms of marketshare), the outlines of the current battle came sharply into focus over the last month: what company will win the race to be the computer within which users live?
stratechery  home  alexa 
10 days ago by lendamico

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