Amazon's Alexa can now recognize different voices and give personalized responses

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Starting today, you'll be able to train Alexa to recognize your voice.

Ultimately, this makes having Amazon smart speakers in homes with more than one person just that much more useful.

To set it up, you'll need to navigate to the "Your Voice" section of the Alexa app's settings, then follow Amazon's instructions (you can also find an instructional video here). Prior to the introduction of voice profiles, voice training in the Alexa app simply taught the AI assistant to improve recognition. Back in April, Google Home gained the ability to recognize individual voices, which allows the device to personalize its response for everyone in your house or apartment. Now, six months later, Alexa evens the score. Sales of the device have probably taken a turn for the worse and Amazon has now discounted the Echo Show by $30 for the first time. "Today the feature is available for calling/messaging, flash briefing, shopping, and the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, and it'll be rolling out to additional Alexa features in the future". Once created, personalized results can be delivered through any Alexa-enabled device, including third-party ones that use the Alexa Voice Service. If my roommate asks, she'll play different songs that are better-suited to his tastes. You can head over to Amazon right now and purchase one for $199. Using the mobile app, users select "Your Voice" in settings and then walk through a series of demo commands to familiarize the software with your voice.