Morgan Stanley uses Amazon Alexa to inform customers

Alexa developers get 8 free voices to use in skills courtesy of Amazon Polly		
		
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Alexa developers get 8 free voices to use in skills courtesy of Amazon Polly Sarah Perez @ 10 hours

An Alexa app, pre-installed on the computer will let the users call up the assistant and see any information like weather forecasts, music albums and more on display. Take this survey to apply to participate in the developer preview, where you can help us refine the feature.

A team of Chinese and U.S. researchers has discovered a new method of attacking smart assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, which they have named "voice squatting".

Now developers can already choose to use different voices by uploading their own audio files, but according to Amazon, the use of their Polly voice is better due to its being more natural-sounding.

It's all part of Amazon Polly, which was created for Alexa developers back in 2017. Obvious use cases would be adding multiple "characters" to Skill-based games and experiences.

Amazon Polly was first introduced at Amazon's re:Invent developer event in November 2016, and has been steadily ramping up its capabilities in the time since. This means that depending on the developer's preference, they can choose to use a different voice from the default Alexa voice to use when users are interacting with their skill. Amazon Polly can generate speech in dozens of languages, making it easy to add speech to applications with a global audience, such as RSS feeds, websites, or videos.

The bank used the Alexa Skills Kit to create the services.

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