Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant comes to Android smartphones

Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant comes to Android smartphones

This new capability can help you enrich your skill's experience, making it more engaging for customers.

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. For example, in an adventure story or game, developers can give distinct voices to different characters.

It's all part of Amazon Polly, which was created for Alexa developers back in 2017.

"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.

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The bank used the Alexa Skills Kit to create the services.

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. It's as easy as that. Additionally, you can leverage Amazon Polly's API to deliver automated real-time information such as service status, account and billing inquiries, addresses, and contact information. We'll select a subset of the skills that apply, and will provide more information to those selected.

The idea is to trick the user into opening a malicious app by using voice triggers similar to the ones of authentic apps, and using the malicious apps to either phish users for sensitive data or eavesdrop on their surroundings.

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