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Amazon's Alexa will soon be more emotional

• https://www.foxnews.com, By Julia Musto

Fox News Headlines 24/7 Correspondent Carley Shimkus told "America's News HQ" host Arthel Neville on Thursday that she didn't know if Amazon's new development that makes Alexa more emotional was "cool or creepy."

The company announced Wednesday that the operating system received an initial skills upgrade, giving it a range of emotional responses.

The new emotional responses use a technology referred to as Neural Text-to-Speech, which converts written text into synthesized speech and shifts in tempo, pitch and volume.

On the "Alexa Skills Kit blog," the new capability could reportedly be used for tasks like mimicking a news anchor reporting headlines or a radio host offering new music.

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