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Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option

Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option

Amazon has quietly started rolling out a new masculine-sounding voice option to its Alexa virtual assistant along with a similarly masculine-sounding wake word to trigger the assistant: “Ziggy.” (The odd choice of name is presumably to fit into Amazon’s love of “A to Z”-style branding.) The new voice option was actually added several days ago alongside an announcement for new celebrity voices like Shaq and Melissa McCarthy.

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