Dana & Jayson - Alexa's New Groove

Monday, December 2nd

Homes, businesses, or even cars these days are often equipped with smart speakers or devices, so Alexa, the voice of the Amazon Echo is probably pretty familiar to almost everyone. The soft but robotic voice of Alexa has probably been called helpful, smart, or even funny, but it's probably never been called empathetic. In a move to try and make Alexa a little more human, the brain trust at Amazon is rolling out a series of new tones for your digital assistant, and on this Commercial Free Monday Dana & Jayson decided to take them for a test drive. With a half dozen new tones and moods to help Alexa convey more human emotions, would they past mustard with the humans in the Alt 949 studios? We kicked the tires this morning on San Diego's Alternative.