Amazon He launched ‘Create with Alexa’a new feature for your devices EchoShowin which users can create children’s stories taking advantage of artificial intelligence and the assistant screen.
“We envision a world where anyone can bring their ideas to life in the form of digital creations with just a few spoken words. And Alexa will be with them, helping them as their co-creator,” he said. Eshan Bhatnagarproduct manager of Alexa.
According to the company, the story will always be different, regardless of whether the child chooses the same options, among which are characters, settings, backgrounds, animations, sound effects, music and more.
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Stories with Alexa
Initially this function will only be available in English and to start the minor or the parent must say: “Alexa, make a story” (Alexa, create a story).
There the device will begin to give instructions to tell the story, so the child has to choose between several times of themes such as “spatial exploration”, “underwater” or “enchanted forest”.
In addition, the hero must be chosen, with options such as an astronaut or an alien, then assign them the colors and characteristics of their personality.
For the creation of music and sound effects, the system relies on a library of instrumental parts, including chord progressions, harmonies and rhythms created by artists that the AI integrates into a single piece.
With all this ready, alexa will start the process of creating the story, which will last five to ten lines divided into five different scenes.
After the children see the story, the option to save it in the multimedia file will appear, to see it later, and according to Amazon soon the option to share it with friends and family will arrive.
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Protection of minors
To take care of the integrity of minors and avoid the generation of content that may affect them, there are several filters for the topics. Additionally, parents will be the ones to activate the function from another linked device and then on EchoShow it will be available now.
“Right from the start, we use carefully selected data sources to train AI models. We have multiple security measures, such as content filtering and selected notices to ensure that this experience is pleasant and safe,” he said. Bhatnagar.
In addition, the company relied on comments from parents of children between 4 and 8 years old, which is its target audience, to improve the performance of the system, even making requests to include more characters and more options to choose from.
Voice imitation on Alexa
Amazon is training his AI assistant, Alexa, to adopt the voice of any person according to the preferences of the client. The assistant will be able to detect the timbre and transposition characteristics of a person’s voice and imitate it. This is an important step towards the humanization of the relationship between man and smart devices.
“We want to make the memories last” in the aftermath of a pandemic in which “many of us have lost a loved one,” Amazon’s senior vice president said Wednesday. rohit prasadat a conference in Las Vegas, USA.
Prasad says the goal is to give Alexa the ability to adapt to consumers’ lives and learn small concepts from them without needing large amounts of external information.