Amazon based technology. Artificial intelligence (AI) recovering the voice of the deceased and reproducing it through its virtual assistant, Alexa.
The company announced this work during the re:MARS conference, an event dedicated to machine learning and automation, where it showcased a demonstration.
The person responsible for announcing this was the senior engineer. Rohit Prasad, “One of the most surprising things about Alexa the friendship relationship we have with him”.
Prasad insisted that “in this friendly relationship, the human qualities of empathy and compassion are key to building trust” and that these have become relevant as a result of the pandemic.
“Many of us have lost a loved one and, While AI can’t take away the pain of loss, it can make your memories live on.” pointed out.
So, he uncovered a case where a boy asked Alexa if his grandmother could finish reading ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to him. After you get ‘Okey’ from the assistant, you can hear the narration of a part of this book with a different female voice.
The Director underlined that this invention requires the following. Amazon developers have learned to “produce high-quality sound with less than a minute of recording versus hours of recording in the studio.” And to work on it, he envisioned focusing on that skill as a voice transformation task rather than producing that voice.
Prasad did not specify when this technology would become available, though the company insists it is currently working on it.
This isn’t the first time a major company has worked on a system with these features so users can chat with deceased people. microsoftFor example, last year it filed a patent designed to create chatbots that would allow these conversations to be set up based on content made up of images, audio recordings, or posts on social networks.
After getting involved in a controversy and receiving criticism that this system is “disruptive”, Microsoft has confirmed that it has no plans to manufacture this product.