Thursday, September 16

Alexa will speak louder if there is a lot of noise in the environment | Digital Trends Spanish

Virtual assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa are very useful and have long been part of our day to day. However, like everything else in technology, they have room for improvement and that is precisely what Amazon is working on with theirs.

In accordance with The Verge, Jeff Bezos’ company is working to make his virtual assistant able to “speak” louder when the environment is too noisy. For this, it has developed a function called Adaptive Volume, which allows Alexa to respond louder if it detects ambient noise and thus be able to better understand what it tells us.

According to Amazon, with this mode it will be possible to hear Alexa correctly regardless of the background noise, even with loud noises such as the sound of a dishwasher running, music playing on another device or many people talking. The function has been launched in a first phase for customers in the United States and to activate it simply say “Alexa, turn on the adaptive volume”.

According to The Verge, some bugs and inconsistencies have been found in this first phase of deployment of the function. And is that despite the fact that the assistant managed to adapt in most cases, others recognized small noises as strong (the fan of a computer, for example) and raised the volume too much.

Taking this into account, it may still take a while for Amazon to roll out this feature for everyone, as it will have to detect bugs or any type of anomalies in it before being able to release it globally.

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