Amazon’s Alexa will soon speak more human-like by pausing for breath and whispering

April 28th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Amazon has announced a number of new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (or SSML) features that are part of Amazon’s tools for developers of Alexa-enabled apps or “Skills” as the company calls them. Developers can now program the pronunciation, intonation, timing, and emotion conveyed through this artificial dictation.

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In order to achieve these changes in Alexa’s voice, five new tags have been added as part of the coding process for Alexa’s skills:

Whispering – which is an effect that can make anything Alexa says sound like a whisper.
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