Say “what” again, I dare you!
Samuel L. Jackson fans will be hearing the actor’s voice a whole lot more now.
Amazon announced Wednesday that the “Pulp Fiction” star is set to become Alexa’s first celebrity voice thanks to a new Neural Text to Speech technology.
“He can tell you jokes, let you know if it’s raining, set timers and alarms, play music and more – all with a bit of his own personality,” Amazon said, according to the Sun.
Two versions of the star’s voice will be available – one family-friendly, and one not so family-friendly.
The company also revealed three new Echo hardware products; an Echo Dot with a clock, a new, updated Echo with better speakers, and the Echo Studio; a fancy speaker with 3D Audio and Atmos support, among other things.
Amazon said of the new Echo Dot: “It has all the things customers love about the Echo Dot, but the team added a vivid LED to give customers access to the clock whenever you want it.”
“The Echo Dot with Clock can also display things like the temperature or alarm times.”
“Best yet, if used as an alarm clock, you can simply tap to snooze your alarm for a few more minutes of sleep.”