Amazon Alexa Newscaster Voice Tech News a more natural voice

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This is just gonna be a short video showing you newscaster a new feature that Amazon has added to make your device sound a little more natural when delivering the news. Hi my name is Craig here I do tech videos and this is part of my weekly Echo series. Check out the description, I'll put links in there for the echos so you can learn more about them. Please use those links they definitely help the channel out. This is season 2 episode 3 of my Echo series for this year. Check out the playlist if you want to look at some of last year's videos. Also, I change the name of my device to Echo to hopefully avoid triggering your device. This feature is only available in the US right now and it's limited to only when you ask for what the latest is in the news from your device. This feature is more a sign of what is to come in the direction that Amazon is heading in. But, it is not implemented across other news briefings, reading audiobooks or any of that other stuff. This is similar to whisper mode. It's kind of showing you where some of this stuff is heading in the future and what we can expect. Whisper mode gives you a natural response when you whisper to the device. With newscaster Amazon created a neural text-to-speech system that with a few hours of training it was able to learn how to deliver the news in a more human newscaster tone. So let's take a quick listen to it and you tell me does this sound a little more human? Echo, what's the latest in top news. echo "7 weeks after a massive earthquake struck Alaska. Seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety. There have been more than 7800 aftershocks since the main earthquake struck November 30th just north of Anchorage. Most were too small to feel. But 20 have had magnitudes of 4.5 or greater including a magnitude 5.0." Now I let that play out so hopefully you could see those little nuances in there. Let's ask for the weather so that we could hear the normal speech pattern. Echo, what's the weather today. Echo " right now in Agoura Hills it's 68 degrees Fahrenheit with clear skies and sun. Today's forecast has mostly sunny weather with a high of 74 degrees and a low of 49 degrees. Now that has a little more robotic sound, an unnatural sound to it. It's really, it's a subtlety when listening to the newscaster. Let's listen to it again and see if you notice the difference there. Echo, what's the latest in top news? Echo - "Seven weeks after a massive earthquake struck Alaska seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety. There have been more than 7800 aftershocks since the main earthquake struck November 30th just north of Anchorage. Most were too small to feel but 20 have had magnitudes of 4.5 or greater including a magnitude 5.0. That it... she pauses better there's more inflection. It's interesting. This is the result of a few hours of training programming their neural text-to-speech system to listen to how newscasters deliver the news. Picture how this can be used in the future. This is interesting to see that we're gonna start receiving more natural delivery. What if you had or listened to comedians when telling jokes or actors reading stories? Your audiobooks, having her read a story to you might start to actually sound more natural. I find it interesting. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. If you like this video, please hit that like button. If you haven't, consider subscribing and click that Bell to be notified of the next video. If you'd like to help support the channel check out the Amazon links in the description. If you use it, Amazon will kick us back a little. Thank you for watching, have a great day, bye

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