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Alexa gets an improved voice and can now sound like Samuel L. Jackson, too

Alexa gets an improved voice and can now sound like Samuel L. Jackson, too

At its hardware event in Seattle, Amazon today announced that it is launching a new Neural Text to Speech model for its Alexa personal assistant. This new model, which isn’t unlike what some of Amazon’s competitors like Google and Microsoft have launched in the past, uses the latest machine learning techniques to allow the company…
Amazon’s Alexa now understands Hindi

Amazon’s Alexa now understands Hindi

Only about 10% of India’s 1.3 billion people know English. Yet, that is the only language Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa understands in the nation. That changes today. At a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant said Alexa now supports Hindi, a language spoken by roughly half a billion people in India.…
Amazon’s Echo Buds bring Alexa to your earholes

Amazon’s Echo Buds bring Alexa to your earholes

Amazon had a lot of surprises at this morning’s big event in Seattle. This one, however, we saw coming from a mile away. Echo Buds are the company’s attempt to compete with the likes of AirPods by bringing its smart assistant directly to wearers’ ears. Priced at $129, the wireless earbuds are relatively inexpensive as…
Alexa developers can now personalize their skills by recognizing the user’s voice

Alexa developers can now personalize their skills by recognizing the user’s voice

Amazon Alexa is already capable of identifying different voices to give personalized responses to different users in the household, thanks to the added support for voice profiles two years ago. Now, those same personalization capabilities will be offered to Alexa Skill developers, Amazon has announced. Alongside Amazon’s big rollout of new consumer devices on Wednesday,…
Amazon Alexa devices event: the latest news and updates – The Verge

Amazon Alexa devices event: the latest news and updates – The Verge

It’s time for Amazon to take the wraps off of its latest batch of hardware. The company will host an event on Wednesday, September 25th, at its Seattle headquarters where it will announce a bunch of new products. We expect to see a refreshed Amazon Echo smart speaker that sounds good enough to push people…
Alexa announcements and YouTube native app rolling out to all Fire TV devices – PhoneArena

Alexa announcements and YouTube native app rolling out to all Fire TV devices –...

Announcements made their debut on Amazon's Alexa devices a few months ago, but starting today, the feature is expanded to all Fire TV devices in countries where the functionality is available The Verge reports.Amazon announcements are one-way voice messages that you will now be able to send to Fire TV devices. For example, you can…
How Painter Alexa Meade Creates Dimension-Collapsing Art

How Painter Alexa Meade Creates Dimension-Collapsing Art

Alexa Meade was on her way to a wonky career in politics when an art class turned her world upside down.The assignment was to "create a sculpture that felt like a landscape but was not a sculpture of a landscape," Meade recalls. So she painted the shadows and highlights of a friend's face. But she…
Alexa’s new Echo eyeglasses and ring show big tech’s privacy conundrum

Alexa’s new Echo eyeglasses and ring show big tech’s privacy conundrum

During an event at its Seattle headquarters on Wednesday, Amazon unveiled 15 new gadgets — many of which are integrated with its artificially intelligent voice assistant Alexa — including a pretty ridiculous Alexa-enabled ring (yes, for your finger) called Echo Loop, a kind of intriguing set of Alexa earbuds dubbed Echo Buds, and a pair…
To use Alexa, you have to trust Amazon

To use Alexa, you have to trust Amazon

At Wednesday’s hardware event, Amazon wanted to make sure you knew it valued your privacy. “We’re investing in privacy across the board,” hardware and services chief Dave Limp told the crowd. “Privacy cannot be an afterthought when it comes to the devices and services we offer our customers. It has to be foundational and built…
Hey Alexa, Why Is Voice Shopping So Lousy?

Hey Alexa, Why Is Voice Shopping So Lousy?

Andrew Burton/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesScroll through Twitter and you'll find all manner of jokes about Alexa's on-demand shopping abilities. In response to internet drama: "Alexa, order me popcorn." In response to sad news: "Alexa, order me a box of tissues." In response to climate change: "Alexa, order us a new planet."Amazon's chatty bot, like its voice-assistant brethren,…

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(Submitted on 12 Jul 2019) Abstract: We develop an agent-based simulation of the catastrophe insurance and reinsurance industry and use it to study the problem of risk model homogeneity. The model simulates the balance sheets of insurance firms, who collect premiums from clients in return for ensuring them against intermittent, heavy-tailed risks. Firms manage their…

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