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Category: Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly adds Italian and Castilian Spanish voices, and Mexican Spanish language support

Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. This pre-trained service requires no machine learning skills to easily integrate AI into your applications. In addition to the previously available Italian voices Carla and Giorgio, we have now added a second female Italian voice. Listen to the introduction by Bianca. Listen now Voiced […]

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AWS expands HIPAA eligible machine learning services for healthcare customers

Today, AWS announced that Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend, and Amazon Transcribe are now U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) eligible services. This announcement adds to the number of AWS artificial intelligence services that are already HIPAA eligible– Amazon Polly, Amazon SageMaker, and Amazon Rekognition. By using these services, AWS customers in […]

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Beyond text: How Spokata uses Amazon Polly to make news and information universally accessible as real-time audio

Just as television transitioned from black and white to color, the web has been moving from a text-based medium to one dominated by sound and vision. Accordingly, content creation has both exploded and changed. Publishers of all types are struggling through this transition as they try to meet the demands of users while keeping their business models intact.

On-demand audio is attracting significant interest from publishers as mobile listening grows and in-car technology begins to disrupt traditional radio. This trend is most visible in the mainstream adoption of podcasts. But podcasts are just the beginning of a rapidly emerging, and diverse, ecosystem of new digital audio formats. Amazon Echo and advanced text-to-speech services such as Amazon Polly are enabling the creation of these new audio products.

In this blog post we describe how Spokata leverages these Amazon technologies to make text-based news and information universally accessible as real-time audio.

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Meet Zhiyu—the first Mandarin Chinese voice for Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly is a fully managed service that turns text into lifelike speech. We’re excited to announce the support for Mandarin Chinese in Amazon Polly. Zhiyu is a clear, bright, and natural-sounding female voice. Let’s hear Zhiyu introduce herself. Click the play button to listen now: Listen now Voiced by Amazon Polly Zhiyu introduces herself in […]

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Announcing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hackathon: Build Intelligent Applications using machine learning APIs and serverless

Amazon Web Services (AWS) brings image and video analysis, natural language processing, speech recognition, text-to-speech, and machine translation within the reach of every developer. With machine learning (ML) services by AWS, you can plug in prebuilt AI functionality into your apps without having to worry about ML models. Thousands of developers have used Amazon ML […]

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Create video subtitles with translation using machine learning

Businesses from around the globe require fast and reliable ways to transcribe an audio or video file, and often in multiple languages.  This audio and video content can range from a news broadcast, call center phone interactions, a job interview, a product demonstration, or even court proceedings.  The traditional process for transcription is both expensive […]

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Twilio offers greater voice selection to customers with Amazon Polly integration

By providing a scalable cloud platform for building communications experiences, Twilio enables developers and businesses to build any customer engagement into their applications using simple and powerful APIs for voice, messaging, and video. Businesses like Morgan Stanley, Marks & Spencer, Netflix, Lyft, Airbnb, and more than 50,000 others are modernizing the way they communicate with […]

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Amazon Polly adds bilingual Indian English/Hindi language support

Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. We’re excited to announce new Hindi language support and the release of our first bilingual voice. Aditi is a female voice that speaks Hindi and Indian English fluently. Let’s hear Aditi introduce herself in both Indian English and Hindi. Listen to the Hindi […]

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Amazon Polly introduces a new French female voice, Léa

Amazon Polly now offers a choice of a second female French voice, Léa, in addition to the current female voice, Céline. Amazon Polly also has a French male voice, Mathieu. Léa is a warm and natural-sounding voice with Parisian accent. Listen to the spoken introduction from Léa. Listen now Voiced by Amazon Polly With the addition […]

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Use Amazon Translate to create multilingual content on WordPress sites

At the beginning of this year, we launched an Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress with the help of our partner, WP Engine. This plugin enabled creators/bloggers who publish their posts or sites using WordPress to easily add Text-to-Speech capabilities and convert their web content into high-quality audio formats. Since then, we’ve improved the plugin by […]

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