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Amazon confirmed that Alexa will speak Spanish to the United States this year


Amazon has just announced that Americans will soon be able to speak with Alexa in Spanish, as they have launched a new voice model that will allow developers to develop abilities for users who speak Spanish in the United States.

This new skill kit is just the first step, since Before completing the course, you will be offered full support in Spanish to all Alexa devices.

According to data from the United States Census of 2017, there were 58,846,134 Hispanics, 18.1% of the population of this country, Not including the population of Puerto Rico or undocumented Hispanic immigrants, so that the number would exceed the 60 million Hispanic people.

For now only a handful of users will have access to the virtual assistant in Spanish in the US. which indicates that its launching at the national level is on the way, as confirmed by the company this Monday, April 29.

Amazon released its Alexa virtual assistant with the launch of its intelligent Amazon Amazon Found at the end of 2014. But it was not until October 2018 when Alexa began to speak Spanish, first in Spain and then Mexico. In each country, there is talk of regional accent and localisms, for example in Mexico when he calls Alexa, and he answers with a nice "I listen, I feel, I feel tiki tiki tin" parodiando the phrase of the Mexican singer Thalia that it became viral

For its part, Google Assistant began to speak Spanish in the United States in November 2017.

Device manufacturers, such as Bose, Philips, TP Link and Honeywell Home, are also invited to adjust their capabilities for this audience, Amazon said.

Alexa skills too are available at Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese and French.

In addition to the shot devices, Alexa in Spanish will also be in other brands, such as Bose, Sony and Facebook, who plan to launch incorporated devices with Alexa during this same year, also compatible with Spanish.

Scandal about who you listen to with Alexa

Last week it was announced that an Amazon team that audits Alexa user orders and has access to the location information and, in some cases, you can easily find the particular address of a client, according to five workers who know the subject.

The computer, distributed across three continents, transcribes, annotates and analyzes a part of the voice recordings collected by Alexa. The program, Bloomberg's existence revealed this month, was created to help the Amazon digital voice assistant improve their understanding and response to the orders.

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