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Choose Your Preferred Face For Siri Or Alexa

Very easy to do.
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Just say "Alexa, I'd like to chose your face." and it would pop up a few hundred or thousand choices. "Alexa, I want your face to be 126, Rosie The Riveter "

I'm sure somebody's suggested this but I don't do web research.

doctorremulac3, Nov 08 2021

Holly https://en.wikipedi...i/Holly_(Red_Dwarf)
[bs0u0155, Nov 11 2021]

Put a face with Alexa https://www.hackste...alexa-avatar-daec83
[a1, Nov 11 2021]

Better than a face. _22Siri-ize_22_20Do..._20Rain_27s_20Voice
The voice of HAL [doctorremulac3, Nov 11 2021]

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       Can you have Alexa have multiple simultaneous voices, i.e. if you want your questions answered by a chorus?

[You] "Alexa, what's the weather tomorrow?" - [massed choir Alexa] "A bit rainy"
hippo, Nov 08 2021

       I'm going to sayyyy.... yes.
doctorremulac3, Nov 08 2021

       I'd pick Holly, obviously.
bs0u0155, Nov 11 2021

       Better that a face would have been if we had the voice of HAL 9000 available as a Seri or Alexa voice. Change the name obviously. (link) We missed our chance.   

       Although I'm sure somebody could program the voice using what we have from the movie. An audio deepfake.
doctorremulac3, Nov 11 2021

       [-] Custom voices, faces, avatars for digital assistants are WKTE in real life, and have been around in science fiction for over fifty years*. Asking for your favorite actor/actress here moves this idea well into WTCTTISITMWIBNIIWR space. Could also be considered a call for making a list* as people toss out their faves.   

       I’m sure you know this already but will call me a troll, bully, or some other nasty name for mentioning it. I’ll take it as read to save you the time.   

       * Adam Selene, 1966. Anyone got an older one?
a1, Nov 12 2021

       If you "know" I'll call you a troll simply for pointing out that something already exists and that I know that thing already exists I'll point out that, no, I just took down another idea that was baked after thanking the poster for pointing it out. You're an obnoxious troll for saying stupid stuff like "I’m sure you know this already but will call me a troll, bully, or some other nasty name for mentioning it."   

       That's why you're an obnoxious troll.   

       Here's a rule of thumb. Pretend you're at a party with people, face to face. (something that would never actually happen with you I understand but just pretend.) Would you walk up to them and say the kind of crap you say here?   

       I think you're a bitter little manlet who sees people having fun as an opportunity to exert yourself bravely in print like you wouldn't be able to do in real life by trying to ruin their fun.   

       So go haunt other people's posts and say off of mine. I'll grant you the same curtesy.   

       Go away.
doctorremulac3, Nov 12 2021

       I'll add to the idea so it's not baked. Just paste a picture of someone on the unit and pretend it's Alexa. It could be anyone or anything. Satchel Page, your old dog Barney, a spoon.
doctorremulac3, Nov 12 2021

       // Would you walk up to them and say the kind of crap you say here? //   

       Would you? Any time someone mentions you’re off off point about anything, do you respond by calling them names and swearing at them?
a1, Nov 12 2021

       No. As I said, somebody JUST pointed out that I was "off point" by posting a WKTE. I thanked them and took down the post because they were very nice and weren't assholes about it. I also as a standard procedure leave the post up for a few hours so people will see why it's getting taken down.   

       You're obsessed with me. Get over it and go away.
doctorremulac3, Nov 12 2021

       Hey, I'm always nice. I don't think I've ever called you any names, I'm just kinda dry in pointing these details out. I didn't even ask to MFD on this, even though WTCTTISITMWIBNIIWR in the list of reasons the help file gives for deleting ideas, even higher up than making up names for things.   

       Now, if you're just peeved that I used precedent to predict how you'd respond ... well, it's a fair cop, that WAS a bit snarky. From now on I'll stick to dry dissection of your ideas' merits or failings.
a1, Nov 12 2021

       // obsessed //   

       You think so? Hmm... let me try out the new Alexa skill I've been writing - it composes HB views and queries. Soon to be posted as a HB idea itself, if I can't find any prior art:   

       "Alexa, how many halfbakery ideas has doctorremulac3 posted in the past year?
—doctorremulac3 has posted 59 ideas
"How many of his ideas have I commented on?
—You have commented on 24 of his ideas.
"How many of them have I voted on, in favor or against?"
—You have voted on 10 of them, 6 in favor, 4 against.
a1, Nov 12 2021

       Alexa, how do you deal with trolls?   

       "The best way to deal with trolls is to not feed them."
doctorremulac3, Nov 13 2021


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