Amazon's Alexa Can Recognize Specific User's Voice and Give Personalized Response

Alan Olson
October 13, 2017

However, Google added the ability to detect different voices to its own Google Home speaker back this April, so Amazon is simply playing catch up.

Via the Amazon Alexa app housemates can now set up voice recognition using the Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show.

KitGuru Says: This could make way for Alexa-powered devices to only respond to your voice, which in turn would make it much more hard for your friends or even South Park to prank you.

The feature should be rolling out in the coming days.

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AI-powered speaker Google Home has introduced several features and after Google, its rival Alexa is now capable of recognizing multiple voices and giving personalized answers.

Amazon Echo and Google Home are the most used devices for controlling the majority of smart home products, according to the researchers. Interestingly, voice recognition is very efficient, it means when you will say "Call mom", it will call your mom, not your friend's.

For the time being, Alexa will take advantage of its new skill to personally tailor calls/messages, flash briefings, shopping activities and music playback via the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan. It would know, for instance, whose message you want it to read. One thing to note here is that "touch-to-talk" devices like the Amazon Tap or Fire TV remote will not support voice profiles. Then access Account Heading and finally, Your Voice.

As TechCrunch first reported, the technology giant released an update that brought the change to both its own Echo smart speaker as well as any other device with Alexa built in. You'll have to repeat ten sentences over to train Alexa that it's your voice. Now you can get the device for just $200 at Amazon.

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