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Category: Amazon Polly

Standard Voices in Amazon Polly now available in Middle East and Asia Pacific Regions

Amazon Polly turns text into lifelike speech, which allows you to create voice-enabled applications. AWS is excited to announce the general availability of all standard voices in the Middle East (Bahrain) and Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Regions. Customers in these Regions can now synthesize over 60 standard voices available in 29 languages in the Amazon […]

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Amazon Polly Neural Text-to-Speech voices now available in Sydney Region

Amazon Polly turns text into lifelike speech for voice-enabled applications. AWS is excited to announce the general availability of all Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voices in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region. These voices deliver groundbreaking improvements in speech quality through a new machine learning approach. If you are in the Sydney Region, you can now synthesize […]

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Building an AR/AI vehicle manual using Amazon Sumerian and Amazon Lex

Auto manufacturers are continuously adding new controls, interfaces, and intelligence into their vehicles. They publish manuals detailing how to use these functions, but these handbooks are cumbersome. Because they consist of hundreds of pages in several languages, it can be difficult to search for relevant information about specific features. Attempts to replace paper-based manuals with […]

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Engage listeners with Amazon Polly’s Conversational speaking style voices

All voices are unique, yet speakers tend to adjust their delivery, or speaking style, according to their context and audience. Before Amazon Polly used Neural Text-to-Speech technology (NTTS) to build voices, TTS (Standard Text-to-Speech) voices couldn’t change their speech patterns to match any particular speaking style. When Amazon Polly introduced NTTS, Newscaster voices were launched […]

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US Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese neural voices join Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly turns text into lifelike speech. In July 2019, AWS launched eight US English and three UK English voices in Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) technology, which delivers ground-breaking improvements in speech quality through a new machine learning approach. Polly is now adding the first non-English NTTS voices, in US Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Introducing Lupe […]

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Using Amazon Polly in Windows Applications

AWS offers a vast array of services that allow developers to build applications in the cloud. At the same time, Windows desktop applications can take advantage of these services as well. Today, we are releasing Amazon Polly for Windows, an open-source engine that allows users to take advantage of Amazon Polly voices in SAPI-compliant Windows […]

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Creating magical listening experiences with BlueToad and Amazon Polly

This is a guest blog post by Paul DeHart, co-owner and CEO, BlueToad. BlueToad, one of the leading global providers of digital content solutions, prioritizes innovation. Since 2017, we have enabled publishers (our customers) to provide audio versions of articles found in their digital magazines using Amazon Polly. We see that novel content experiences engage today’s […]

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Breaking news: Amazon Polly’s Newscaster voice and more authentic speech, launching today

For a long time, it was only in science fiction that machines verbalized emotions. As of today, Amazon Polly is one step closer to changing that. As we work on Amazon Polly, we’re constantly seeking to improve the voices. We hope you’ll agree that today’s announcement of not only Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) but also the […]

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Voicing play with Volley, where words are the gameboard and Amazon Polly brings the fun

Voice-powered experiences are gaining traction and customer love. Volley is at the cutting edge of voice-controlled entertainment with its series of popular smart-speaker games, and many aspects of Volley rely on Amazon Polly. Every day, more and more people switch on lights, check the weather, and play music not by pushing buttons but with verbal […]

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