Alexa is about to become much smarter and calmer.
A new "Whisper Mode" has been released, which allows Amazon's smart speaker to keep the volume low when necessary.
It allows intelligent Echo speakers to intelligently reduce the volume of the voice assistant when you whisper a command.
It comes in response to customer complaints that Alexa awakens her partners, children and pets.
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The update allows intelligent Echo speakers intelligently reduce the volume of the voice assistant when you whisper a command.
HOW TO ENABLE THE SUSURANT MODE IN ALEXA
Open the Alexa application on your mobile device, then go to Settings> Alexa account> Alexa voice> Answers> Whispered responses.
Alternatively, just say & # 39; Alexa, activate the whisper mode & # 39; to your Echo device.
The new function & whisper mode & # 39; should avoid unexpected noisy responses in quiet situations and, instead, use a softer voice.
"The days of waking up your spouse or partner to ask Alexa for morning weather or turn off the alarm," Amazon said.
& # 39; Whisper mode is a new function that allows you to whisper to Alexa, and she will whisper your answer.
"If you're in a room where a child just went to sleep and someone else comes in, you could start talking quietly to indicate that you're trying to keep the room quiet," said Zeynab Raeesy of Amazon.
"We would like Alexa to react to the conversation signals in such a natural and intuitive way."
The firm is also developing a service called Alexa Guard that recognizes smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and glass breakage.
But two of the new features announced in September extend Alexa's awareness of the client's listening context beyond the recognition and understanding of words.
"Both systems use an automatic learning network known as a long-term memory," said Rohit Prasad, vice president and chief scientist of Alexa AI.
The incoming audio signals are divided into ultrashort fragments, and the long-term long-term memory network processes them in order.
& # 39; Your judgment on any given fragment, is this a whisper? Is this an alarm? "Factors in your judgments about previous fragments, so you can learn systematic relationships between segments of an audio signal that are separated in time," Prasad said.