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Category: Amazon Polly

Localize content into multiple languages using AWS machine learning services

Over the last few years, online education platforms have seen an increase in adoption of and an uptick in demand for video-based learnings because it offers an effective medium to engage learners. To expand to international markets and address a culturally and linguistically diverse population, businesses are also looking at diversifying their learning offerings by […]

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Generate synchronized closed captions and audio using the Amazon Polly subtitle generator

Amazon Polly, an AI generated text-to-speech service, enables you to automate and scale your interactive voice solutions, helping to improve productivity and reduce costs. As our customers continue to use Amazon Polly for its rich set of features and ease of use, we have observed a demand for the ability to simultaneously generate synchronized audio […]

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Break through language barriers with Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Translate, and Amazon Polly

Imagine a surgeon taking video calls with patients across the globe without the need of a human translator. What if a fledgling startup could easily expand their product across borders and into new geographical markets by offering fluid, accurate, multilingual customer support and sales, all without the need of a live human translator? What happens […]

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Create audio for content in multiple languages with the same TTS voice persona in Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly is a leading cloud-based service that converts text into lifelike speech. Following the adoption of Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS), we have continuously expanded our portfolio of available voices in order to provide a wide selection of distinct speakers in supported languages. Today, we are pleased to announce four new additions: Pedro speaking US Spanish, […]

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Customize pronunciations using Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly breathes life into text by converting it into lifelike speech. This empowers developers and businesses to create applications that can converse in real time, thereby offering an enhanced interactive experience. Text-to-speech (TTS) in Amazon Polly supports a variety of languages and locales, which enables you to perform TTS conversion according to your preferences. […]

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Use AWS AI and ML services to foster accessibility and inclusion of people with a visual or communication impairment

AWS offers a broad set of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) services, including a suite of pre-trained, ready-to-use services for developers with no prior ML experience. In this post, we demonstrate how to use such services to build an application that fosters the inclusion of people with a visual or communication impairment, which […]

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How eMagazines utilizes Amazon Polly to voice articles for school-aged kids

This is a guest post by Andrew Degenholtz, CEO and Founder of eMagazines, the parent company of ReadAlong.ai. eMagazines’ technology seamlessly transforms print products into premium digital and audio experiences. Leveraging Amazon technology, ReadAlong.ai offers a simple, turn-key way for publishers to add audio to their websites with a single line of code. eMagazines supports […]

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Improve organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives with Amazon Polly

Organizational diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are at the forefront of companies across the globe. By constructing inclusive spaces with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences, businesses can better represent our mutual societal needs and deliver on objectives. In the article How Diversity Can Drive Innovation, Harvard Business Review states that companies that focus […]

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Customize pronunciation using lexicons in Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize natural-sounding human speech. It is used in a variety of use cases, such as contact center systems, delivering conversational user experiences with human-like voices for automated real-time status check, automated account and billing inquiries, and by news agencies like The Washington […]

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Increase your content reach with automated document-to-speech conversion using Amazon AI services

Reading the printed word opens up a world of information, imagination, and creativity. However, scanned books and documents may be difficult for people with vision impairment and learning disabilities to consume. In addition, some people prefer to listen to text-based content versus reading it. A document-to-speech solution extends the reach of digital content by giving […]

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