Amazon's Alexa can now recognize other peoples voices

Amazon Echo Show

At launch, it is compatible with Shopping, Amazon Music, Alexa to Alexa calling and messaging, and Flash Briefings.

The company explains that your data will be stored in the cloud, so it can be easily accessed to work across the Echo devices and nearly all third-party Alexa enabled devices. However, it should be kept in mind that touch-to-talk devices such as Fire TV remote and Amazon Tap do not support voice profiles. Google Home's Assistant gained the ability to support up to six different users back in April. The feature is being rolled out to the original Echo as well as the Echo Dot and Echo Show speakers.

Prior to the development, Alexa did not recognise who was speaking but went on with catering to the voice's demands. Smart speakers also can be connected to smart home appliances such as lighting, thermostats and home security systems, so they can be controlled with spoken commands.

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For now, Amazon says its individual voice recognition feature will be limited to Amazon's own services and a handful of other services.

Amazon claims that recognition of different voices will improve over time as the feature is used more and that additional functions supporting the new feature will be implemented at a later date. Once you've trained the virtual assistant, she will store the information in the cloud and make use of it again if you purchase another Alexa-enabled device. In order to train Alexa to know your voice, you will have to access the Settings menu. It's definitely an inelegant way to do that and I prefer the way Google Home just shows up for other members of my household since they're connected to the same WiFi and lets them teach their voice.

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