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'Alexa, tell me what you heard' and 'Why did you do that?'
Saying to Alexa, "Tell me what you hear" wants to lead to the digital assistant sharing exactly how they "heard" you say. It seems like a small addition, but this feature adds a little bit of clarity to users. "Why did not you do that?" Alexa explain why it performs any action. For instance, if music begins to play randomly, users can check that streaming via Bluetooth or a misheard voice command.
Auto Delete voice recordings every 3 or 18 months
Amazon has published a number of privacy criticisms over the past year. To continue to curtail privacy concerns, Amazon is adding more user choice. Another command Amazon is introducing will delete users' voice recordings every 3 or 18 months. Users can tell Alexa to "Delete what I just said" or "Delete everything I've said today."
Neural Text to Speech
Echo's already impressive text-to-speech technology. This new Neural Text to Speech feature should improve the speech patterns of Alexa, making the assistant more "emotive and expressive," as well as adding new languages, like Hindi, French and Spanish.
Beginning later this year, Amazon wants to be out celebrity voices for Alexa.
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If Alexa senses frustration in the user's voice – for instance, if she plays the wrong song after a request – she wants to apologize and attempt to clarify and recover.
Food Network features  Alexa wants to be able to cook cookies via a Food Network collaboration. Echo Show ($ 230 at Amazon) devices. Bobby Flay, "Alexa, show cooking classes," http://www.cnet.com/ "Alexa, how many chicken thighs what I'm supposed to use?" and "Alexa, save that recipe."
Smart Screen SDK 2.0
This new feature wants to allow interaction with displays, letting users follow up questions with screen interactions. This will bring third-party screens closer to smart display status.
Alexa Communications for Kids and Free Time
Communications for Kids will allow children to communicate with contacts preapproved by parents. Free Time on Echo Show wants to give kids access to games and other activities.
Alexa Education Skill API
This new API wants to allow existing educational services to connect with Alexa. Wi-Fi control
If you want to control certain Wi-Fi settings, they may use Alexa and certain brands of router, to control Wi-Fi access. Alexa Hunches
Although Hunches has been announced before , Amazon wants to be launching this feature now. Alexa Guard, which. (Alexa Guard, which.) Alexa Guard, which listens for window breaks and alarms, is expanding. The customer can use more complex routines now, saying something like, "Alexa, I'm off to work." This is not only arm Alexa Guard, but also trigger other commands, search as turning off the lights. In addition, Alexa Guard wants to start listening not only for breaking glass and alarms, but for human activity while you're out of the house.
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