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BBC launches its own voice assistant - and it has a northern accent

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

The BBC's smart voice assistant, Beeb, was developed in collaboration with Microsoft, and has a male voice with a northern accent
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BBC goes for ‘warm and friendly' northern accent for its voice assistant

BBC goes for ‘warm and friendly' northern accent for its voice assistant

1 month ago   |   By Metro

The BBC is launching its own digital voice assistant
The BBC has opted for a ‘warm and friendly' male northern accent on its new voice assistant Beeb, developers have revealed, as it goes into public testing for the first time.
In its first version, users can ask Beeb to get live and on-demand radio, music mixes, podcasts, as well as news and local weather updates, jokes from The Mash Report and quirky facts by QI.
The technology is being made available as early test software on PC first, in partnership with Microsoft.
‘We're really conscious of the sort of the problematic associations...
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