Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice.
But their addition could make some of Alexa's skills more engaging - especially those involving different characters, like an adventure story or game, for example. It will give skills more varied personalities, which should lead to a richer experience - or at least that's the idea. "It's as easy as that".More news: Michigan State settles with Larry Nassar victims for $500 million
Along with HP, Acer and Asus debuted personal computers that are created to work with Alexa during the International Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES) that was held earlier this year in Las Vegas as part of a push by Amazon to spread its voice assistant to more third-party devices.
To use an Amazon Polly voice instead, developers would use Structured Speech Markup Language (SSML) and then specify which voice they want with the "voice name" tag.More news: Apple to Samsung: Cough up $1bn for using our iPhone designs
If you already use multiple voices in your skill via using.mp3 files or another technique, consider Amazon Polly for its natural-sounding voices and ease of maintenance. Amazon will provide more information to those who are selected.
Amazon announced a developer preview for adding eight Amazon Polly voices to Alexa skills. Regardless of their quality, though, many users will likely appreciate the added diversity these voices could add to their favorite Alexa skills in the future.More news: Google rolls back Chrome update after breaking browser games
The bank used the Alexa Skills Kit to create the services.