Amazon's Alexa Can Recognize Specific User's Voice and Give Personalized Response

Amazon Echo Show

Strategy Analytics found that Amazon Alexa will be on 68 percent of all smart speakers by the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. The smart update to Alexa is effective immediately and across all Alexa-enabled devices.

Despite being first to market, Amazon's Alexa-enabled lineup of smart speakers has until now had a major disadvantage compared to Google's Home products: It couldn't tell voices apart.

Powered by Dolby, Echo Show is fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response and expansive sound.


Below is everything Alexa Voice Profiles can do so far. But at least those with Echos around their houses can finally have personalized answers instead of having to manually switch profiles. The price drop could be Amazon's way of sweetening the device for those who don't want to pay $230 for something that can't play clips from the world's most popular video platform.

In addition, users who have set a voice confirmation code for shopping, now no longer have to say the code as Alexa already recognizes the voice linked to that account. Amazon says voice recognition will get "smarter over time" the more it's used. Select Your Voice in settings and then walk through a series of demos that familiarize the software with your voice. According to the company, 10 given phrases have to be repeated for training the assistant to recognize a particular voice. The feature is being rolled out to the original Echo as well as the Echo Dot and Echo Show speakers.

With the latest improvement, Alexa will now be able to recognize individual voices and differentiate them so that it stays personalized as per the tastes of the users accessing the device.

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