Imagine setting your alarm to Samuel L. Jackson yelling at you to ‘wake the f**k up, I dare you, I double dare you!’ every morning.
With the new upgrades coming to Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, you very well might be able to.
Samuel L. Jackson has signed a deal to become Alexa’s first celebrity voice option.
While it’s not technically his voice, Amazon is using their new Neural Text-to-Speech technology to generate a synthesized version of the Pulp Fiction star’s vocals, rather than having the actor pre-record words or phrases.
Amazon has a new “neural text to speech” engine that allows Alexa to mimic celebrity’s voices (with their permission). Samuel L Jackson is rolling out later this year. pic.twitter.com/vvh9XR7znn
— nic nguyen (@itsnicolenguyen) September 25, 2019
From 2020, Amazon will be adding more celebs to lend their voices.
And yes, the Jackson “voice pack” for Alexa will be available in clean AND explicit modes.