Amazon has a habit of making celebrity voices such as singers or actors available in its Alexa smart column, to vary from the standard voice. The latest addition is Samuel L. Jackson, whose "voice" can be added to the column catalog for 99 cents. All in English only of course.
This way, Amazon Alexa users can now have Jackson's voice answering music requests, weather status and all sorts of questions. To do so, simply ask Alexa to introduce you to Samuel L. Jackson or buy your voice manually.
Samuel L. Jackson's voice was recreated with technology
Instead of recording a ton of pre-made sentences, Amazon used a neural network that converts text to voice. Of course, the actor had to spend hours in the studio recording audio to create a sound base. However, the end result is a kind of deepfake vocal.
Comedy video "predicted" actor's voice on Alexa
In 2017, comedy YouTube channel 80gumdrops released a video about a family that just bought an Amazon Alexa. The funniest part is that the column comes with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson by definition. During the video several phrases of your most iconic movies, complete with profanity and everything, are played.
Alexa will have an option "uncensored"
Samuel L. Jackson is known for his characteristic voice and a great use of profanity in his roles. As such, Amazon includes an unfiltered version of the voice, where the answers will be much more explicit. This option can be enabled or disabled in Alexa settings.
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