Amazon’s Alexa can now whisper, bleep out swear words, and change its pitch

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From The Verge:

Amazon is trying to make its Alexa voice assistant sound more humanlike. Up until now, the female-sounding voice maintained an even, monotone cadence whenever speaking, but with Amazon’s new Speech Synthesis Markup Language that the company introduced this week, Alexa can whisper, vary its speaking speed, and bleep out words.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/circuitbreaker/2017/4/28/15475070/amazon-alexa-speech-synthesis-markup-language

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