Indian Actor Amitabh Bachchan to be the voice of Alexa. It will be available in 2021 as a paid offering.
Amazon announces its partnership with Amitabh Bachchan to bring his voice in amazon’s digital Assistant- Alexa. He(Amitabh Bachchan) will be the first Indian Actor to lend his voice to Alexa.
The Voice will include Jokes, Whether Information, Shayari(Urdu Poetry), motivational Quotes and more. Which will be available for people in 2021.
Samuel L. Jackson was the 1st celebrity for Alexa voice in September of last year.
Bachchan’s voice will be only for India and the initial demo suggests that he will speak in Hindi. Its still not clear that whether he will speak in English or no.
Amazon says you can get a taste of what it sounds like by saying this into any Alexa-enabled device:
“Alexa, say hello to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.”
Amitabh Bachchan in a mailed statement says, “Technology has always given me an opportunity to adapt to new form”. “Be it in movies, TV shows, podcasts and now, I am excited to create this voice experience in partnership with Amazon and Alexa. With voice technology, we are building something to engage more effectively with my audience and well-wishers.”
Amazon India’s Alexa experiences leader Puneesh Kumar added: “Mr Bachchan’s voice is truly memorable for any Indian who has grown-up with Bollywood. This combination delivers a perfect pitch to further delight and simplify the lives of our customers. We are excited to see how our customers will respond when they use Alexa and hear his voice.”