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Amazon teases new voice tool

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Alexa will be able to mimic anyone's voice after hearing an audio recording, the company says
Amazon has unveiled plans to develop a system that would allow its Alexa voice assistant to mimic anyone's voice after hearing a short audio recording. The new feature was announced during the company's re:MARS conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Amazon's senior vice president and head scientist of Alexa, Rohit Prasad, showcased the new feature for attendees of the conference, and explained that the aim of this system is to “make the memories last.”
During the demonstration of the feature, a...
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Amazon's plan for Alexa to mimic anyone's voice raises fears it will be used for deepfakes and scams

Amazon's plan for Alexa to mimic anyone's voice raises fears it will be used for deepfakes and scams

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Amazon is developing a new feature for its voice assistant Alexa, where it will be able to mimic any human's voice using just one minute of data.
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