Amazon's Alexa Actually Lost Her Voice

Amazon's Alexa Actually Lost Her Voice

Presumably, this functionality will be available from Amazon's app and Alexa app, too.

Word of this potential Alexa upgrade suggests that Amazon is getting more serious about taking Alexa mobile. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work.

Alexa is already capable of translating short terms and phrases from Spanish, German, Italian, French, and English into native languages.

The website Downdetector.com, which tracks and documents technology issues, reported witnessing a sharp increase in user problems with Alexa beginning at 11:23 a.m.

Yahoo Finance reports that one of the ways being considered would allow Alexa to translate languages in a more sophisticated manner.

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It's a great idea, though the issue that comes with using a virtual assistant is having to use a voice command every time you want something translated - much like the translation in Google's Pixel Buds. One area of contention is the availability of Nest smart home products and a new report today details the discussion between the two companies, and reveals possible involvement by Jeff Bezos.

Yahoo found that Alexa could soon help a native English speaker attending a meeting with Japanese business partners understand what those people are saying in Japanese.

Alexa would have an understanding of the Japanese culture, which is generally more formal and conservative than American culture and would incorporate its knowledge into translations.

Amazon couldn't be reached for a request for comment on the revelations.

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