Alexa Could Soon Mimic Voices - Even Your Dead Relatives


Alexa is learning a new skill - imitating real human voices.

Amazon developers are working on a feature that would allow the digital voice assistant to mimic a person's voice - based on recordings of less than a minute.

That could include a lost relative - a product demonstration in Las Vegas had a young child ask "Alexa, can Grandma finish reading me the Wizard of Oz?"

Head scientist Rohit Prasad said impersonating lost relatives can help "make their memories last" - and build a greater trust with Alexa users.

I've seen this episode of Black Mirror and it doesn't end well.