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Plans for the service will likely include PillPack and Amazon Care. Customers of the pharmacy chain will be able to set medication reminders by using their pharmacy prescription information and to request prescription refills by using Alexa devices.
Alexa's ability to convey emotions is powered by Amazons' Neural Text-to-Speech technology, and the company says "overall satisfaction with the voice experience increased by 30 percent when Alexa responded with emotions". Alexa can now respond to queries with an excited or disappointed tone, both of which are available in three different intensities: high, medium, or low. The NHS touts the initiative as particularly helpful for elderly patients, blind patients and those who can not access the internet.
However, times are changing and the dreams of AI becoming more and more lifelike is becoming closer as Amazon announced that developers can now have Alexa respond to questions from United States users with a "happy/excited" or a "disappointed/empathetic" tone based on what you ask them. But it is very likely that they will reach other languages too.More news: Tension Builds on Australia’s Westpac Board Over Illegal Tax Avoidance
Pointing to the multiple layers of verification built in to the new feature, Jiang said that Amazon's health and wellness team have kept privacy and security a priority when developing the tool. If the voice profile or personal passcode does not match with the account, information will not be relayed.
Earlier this year, Alexa welcomed a newscaster voice sometimes in January.
You'll also be able to review and delete their voice recordings at any time on the Privacy Settings page, via the Alexa app, or by voice.More news: Save Over $100 on a PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console
At the moment the features are intended primarily as examples for developers working on applications for Alexa.