Alexa developers get 8 new voices via Amazon Polly

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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. With voice becoming a more popular input, businesses can use Polly to differentiate their offerings on Alexa.

Now developers can already choose to use different voices by uploading their own audio files, but according to Amazon, the use of their Polly voice is better due to its being more natural-sounding. Obvious use cases would be adding multiple "characters" to Skill-based games and experiences. "It's as easy as that". You can cache and replay Amazon Polly's speech output to prompt callers through interactive voice response (IVR) systems, such as Amazon Connect. Visit the Amazon Polly product page for more information.

They can even ditch Alexa' voice altogether and use Polly's voices for every utterance in their skills.

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The entire idea of a voice masquerading attack is to prolong the interaction time of a running app but without telling the user.

Creating engaging skills can pay off: Developers can make money through Alexa skills using in-skill purchasing or Amazon Pay for Alexa Skills, the post noted.

Below are two videos demonstrating a voice squatting attack on an Amazon Alexa and Google Home device. Chiefly, it's the text-to-speech service which helps create the scripts for Alexa skills.

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