Thursday in CE: Amazon Adds Voice Recognition to Alexa Skillset

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With that said, we believe Alexa will be showing off the same prowess in other devices which doesn't support the feature now, like the Fire TV remote to name one. Once the setup is complete, voice profiles work across other Echo devices and the majority of third-party Alexa-enabled devices. But if you live with someone else, or own an Echo which is often used by visitors, teaching Alexa to understand their voice is where Voice Profiles starts to shine.

After recognizing the voice, Alexa can deliver personalized results in the form of music playback, shopping, news briefings, messages and Alexa-to-Alexa calling. It will also personalize results for the command "play a station". This feature set is expected to expand as Alexa "gets smarter" over time so long as sizeable number of people make use of the new ability.

After users set-up the new feature through the smartphone app, Alexa's new Voice Profiles system understands who is speaking to the Echo.

Over the past day, a handful of changes have appeared in the Google Home and the Amazon Echo as both companies try coaxing customers to their platforms. To activate the new feature, users need to go to the "Your Voice" section under settings, and then follow the instructions.

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Google Home and most recently Amazon's Alexa can tell whose voice is talking to it so it can respond to the right person, making the voice assistants even more personally tuned.

The training process does have you speak some specific phrases to train Alexa on your voice.

There is cloud storage for training data so that Alexa devices purchased in the future will recognize users. For example, 15 million Amazon Echo devices were sold just previous year, according to Parks Associates.

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