Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian Languages

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian Languages Users can now teach Alexa not only how to speak different Indian languages but also about the Indian culture by interacting with it using the latest ‘Cleo Skill’.

The artificial intelligence-powered Alexa – which competes with virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant – currently engages with users in English. 

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian Languages

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian Languages

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian Languages Amazon has rolled out a new skill called Cleo that will enable users to teach Alexa local languages in India. While earlier users were able to interact with the virtual assistant only in the English language, the new skill will now improve Alexa’s language model and help it gradually speak local languages including Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, and Gujarati etc.

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian Languages by interacting with Alexa using the latest ‘Cleo’ skill, it can be taught more about Hindi and other Indian languages along with the country’s culture.

The Cleo skill which has been developed by a team of linguists and data scientists made debut in the US last year. The skill lets the user respond to Alexa in their local language and allows to add native speaking behaviour to Alexa.

What is Alexa and how does it work?

# Cloud-based voice assistant by Amazon is called Alexa. It is available on all Amazon gadgets and on other external device manufacturers as well. The voice interaction service of Alexa allows the user to build organic voice experiences to have a more intuitive method of communicating with the technology they use daily.

# Amazon has a collection of toolkits like APIs, documentation, and reference solutions that lets anyone build with Alexa easily.

# Alexa also has the capability to accept new features and not just from Amazon but from third-party developers too. This can be done by integrating Alexa straight into the product or connecting the voice service to different devices. Amazon Alexa is built for the UX of the future.

# Alexa’s Skills Kit (ASK) contains a variety of self-service code samples, documentation, tools, and APIs. By using these capabilities, new skills can be added-on to Alexa. Alexa becomes smarter with each newly added skill. It also allows the user to expand on the voice service. The user can then build on voice experiences naturally and change the way one interacts with technology.

How does Cleo skill work?

Users will need to open the Alexa app and enable Cleo skill within the “Skills” section or they can simply ask the Echo or Alexa-enabled devices to enable the skill. For instance, if a customer wants to teach Hindi to Alexa, he or she can open Cleo and be prompted by Alexa in English to respond to her in Hindi. It works for other languages too.

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian Languages

# To get started with the Cleo skill all you need to say “Alexa, open Cleo.”

# The voice assistant will then describe how the skill works and ask you for the language you speak.

# Say the name of your language in English and Alexa will ask to confirm the language and then move into the first learning round.

# In each round, Alexa will prompt you to speak at least five things in your language.

# Wait for Alexa to prompt you and then go ahead and respond in the language you specified.

# Try to speak naturally in your language. It’s better to say something naturally than to translate.

# In case you want to close Cleo skill during a learning round simply say, “Alexa, stop.”

# In addition, users can check how well they stack up against the competition. All they need to say, “Alexa, ask Cleo how am I doing?” and they will be rewarded with badges as they eventually play Cleo and climb up the ranks.

The procedure of integrating Alexa

# Alexa’s Voice Service (AVS) integrates the voice assistant right into the products. This enables the user to enjoy a hands-free control over any of the connected devices.

# The Voice Service allows the user to integrate the latest smart interface to the products and gain them access to a large number of Alexa’s features like smart home integrations and as yet unlearnt skills.

# Connecting the devices with Alexa allows the user, intuitive and delightful experiences. For an intelligent home, synched Alexa allows voice control over smart cameras, entertainment systems, lights, and more.

# The user can also build their own Alexa Gadgets or an interactive skill that goes in tandem with gadgets like Echo Buttons.

# The ‘Cleo’ skill is available on all Amazon devices including Echo and the Alexa app for mobile phones. Besides Hindi, the ‘Cleo’ skill allows the user to respond to Alexa in Gujarati, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and several other Indian languages.

Notably

The process of creating new languages for Alexa benefits data availability, computing power and machine learning, in which systems improve organically as they incorporate more data.
Cleo’s availability in India will help improve Alexa’s language model and help her to gradually speak in local languages. These skills can be accessed on all Amazon Echo devices as well as the free Alexa app for smartphones.

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