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Morgan Stanley uses Amazon Alexa to inform customers

Morgan Stanley uses Amazon Alexa to inform customers

Amazon has made it possible for coders to embed eight different computerized voices into their skills for the company's Alexa voice-activated digital assistant.

Currently, developers are stuck with Alexa's standard voice for any skill they want to make, but that's all about to change. With voice becoming a more popular input, businesses can use Polly to differentiate their offerings on Alexa. For example, you can give a different voice to each character in adventure stories and games.

The free voices are provided through Poly, the Amazon Web Services text-to-speech service. It's unclear when developers will be able to embed eight non-U.S.

If you're using Google's new routines, then the Google Assistant might be one of the most common voices in your day-to-day life.




"Using Amazon Polly, you can choose a different voice for any utterance by using the Structured Speech Markup Language (SSML) and specifying an Amazon Polly voice using the "voice name" tag", the post stated.

Apart from this, Amazon has also introduced Alexa Voice Shortcut Widget, that allows users to have access to Alexa at the tap of an icon. Amazon will provide more information to those who are selected. Alexa can fetch information on the weather, nearby restaurants, movies, music and more. Skills that drive high customer engagement can also lead to a payday for developers through Alexa Developer Rewards.

If you already use multiple voices in your skill via using.mp3 files or another technique, consider Amazon Polly for its natural-sounding voices and ease of maintenance.