Alexa Learns to Talk Like a Human With Whispers, Pauses, and Emotion

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    TechCrunch/MSN, 4/29/2017

    Amazon is furthering the humanization of its virtual assistant Alexa by equipping it with more emotion functionality. Developers can use a markup language called Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) that allows for the coding of Alexa’s intonation, emphasis, and region-specific responses. This opens up new possibilities for app companies and how their virtual assistants are used in the world.

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