“Well, for a perpetual motion machine”: Alice learned how to generate toasts

“Well, for a perpetual motion machine”: Alice learned how to generate toasts

The Yandex team announced the launch of a very timely feature for the proprietary voice assistant. Now Alice can generate New Year’s toasts and greeting cards in any quantity.

As the developers note, it was possible to ask Alice to say a toast earlier. However, then blanks were set in motion – pre-written versions. Now Alice has learned how to make toasts herself. It is enough to ask: “Alice, say a toast” and suggest a topic – and she will improvise in response. The theme can be anything: love, technological progress, robotic guitarists.

For the function to work, check the settings in the Yandex application: they must have either moderate mode or “Unlimited” mode selected.

In addition to toasts, Alice knows how to create New Year’s cards – also not quite ordinary ones. Postcards usually include a picture and a greeting rhyme text. For Alice’s postcards, pictures are drawn by a neural network, and Autopoet, a robot that composes poetry from search queries to Yandex, is responsible for the texts.

“Well, for a perpetual motion machine”: Alice learned how to generate toasts

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