KFC Canada announced its latest digital innovation, a voice-activated skill available through any Alexa-enabled Amazon device that allows KFC guests to chat with a recreation of the voice of Colonel Sanders.
KFC worked with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) to use Amazon Polly, an artificial intelligence service that turns text into lifelike speech using advanced deep learning technologies to recreate the iconic voice of KFC's Founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, who died in 1980.
"We are excited to be one of the first brands to adopt the Amazon Polly enhanced text-to-speech voice technology to create a seamless and distinctively KFC reordering experience for our fans," said Jason Cassidy, Marketing Director, KFC Canada. "The Colonel was passionate about his fried chicken and this new skill makes re-ordering your favorite KFC menu items easier than ever but in a fun and memorable way."
KFC's new skill comes on the heels of KFC Canada's "Chicken Talk" skill launched in 2017, which saw Alexa feed fans chicken jokes, poultry pick-up lines, random chicken thoughts, and even a Colonel Quiz game. Now, the Colonel will serve fans the same Chicken Talk in addition to the new re-ordering capabilities, all through KFC's new skill.
To learn more about KFC's new skill, visit https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B084DJL3K2