Amazon’s Alexa Gets Experimental Feature to Mimic Voices of Dead People

I’m sure this is fine.


Tech giant Amazon has revealed an insanely creepy experimental feature for its AI assistant Alexa that allows it to mimic the voices of its users’ dead relatives.

The Verge reports that Amazon has revealed an experimental feature for its Alexa smart speaker AI assistant that allows the device to mimic the voices of users’ dead relatives. The company displayed this new feature at its annual MARS conference, demoing it by showing a video of a child asking Alexa to read its bedtime story in the voice of a dead grandmother.

Rohit Prasad, Amazon’s head scientist for Alexa AI, commented: “As you saw in this experience, instead of Alexa’s voice reading the book, it’s the kid’s grandma’s voice.” Prasad introduced the clip stating that adding human attributes” to AI systems was becoming increasingly important “in these times of the ongoing pandemic, when so many of us have lost someone we love.”

Prasad added: “While AI can’t eliminate that pain of loss, it can definitely make their memories last.” Amazon has not indicated whether this feature will ever be made public, but stated that its systems can no learn to imitate someone’s voice using just a single minute of recorded audio. With Amazon’s devices constantly listening in on users and the convenience of recording a voice note, it could mean that the average consumer could easily clone the voice of a family member.

I’ve seen how boomers are incapable of dealing with death – it’s inexplicable, the way these people freak out. They are totally incapable of processing the idea that bad things happen at all, let alone that people they know die. They can’t even think about the fact that they are all going to die one day.

Millennials are going to be much worse than boomers. Millennials are really just boomers on steroids. Every single stereotype that applies to boomers is like, a million times worse in millennials.

Point being: boomers are about to start dying in droves, and those are the parents of millennials. Millennials are going to all be trying to bring back their dead parents using Alexa. People don’t form real human relationships with each other anymore anyway, so basically, if Alexa can make a voice and a face of their parents, that will be the same as if they never died.

But imagine that people form relationships with these AI zombies of their dead parents and then the AI zombies first start marketing Amazon products to them, and then eventually start telling them to eat bugs and become trannies.

“Your zombie mommy is possessed by the spirit of Klaus Schwab” will be a statement we all have to say at some point.