Amazon's Alexa can now recognise different voices

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Since the AI assistant finally has the ability to differentiate between voices, it will give more personalized responses. Other family members can train Alexa on their voices using the Alexa app and by signing in with the Amazon account used to set up the Alexa device. With the introduction of this feature, Amazon is playing catch-up with the competition as Google announced the roll-out of this feature for its Home devices, back in April.

Mike George, VP Alexa, Echo and Appstore for Amazon.Rick Wilking/ReutersAmazon is making Alexa-enabled devices a little smarter by making them recognise different voices starting October 11.

The smart-speaker war between Google and Amazon is mounting. One thing to note here is that "touch-to-talk" devices like the Amazon Tap or Fire TV remote will not support voice profiles.

This means if you ask Alexa to call your friend Ben, the Echo will call the right person.

The feature should be rolling out in the coming days.

This new feature by Amazon is now available for messaging, calling, flash briefing, shopping and enjoying the Unlimited Amazon Music and soon this update will cover all features. Alexa will recognize their voice without you having to manually switch between profiles, or tell Alexa who you are.

Now you will be shown 10 phrases to read outloud, so that Alexa can learn your voice. The feature comes after Google launched its Home speaker earlier this year with similar functionality. If you have an Alexa enabled device and want to try it out for yourself, navigate the settings on the mobile app and choose the "Your Voice" option. After the training, the voice assistant will instantly recognize them on any device.

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