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Category: Amazon Polly

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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Empowering wheelchair users with a socially assistive robot running on Amazon Machine Learning

Loro is a socially assistive robot that helps users with physical limitations to more robustly experience their worlds by assisting with seeing, sensing, speaking, and interacting with surroundings.  Loro uses a range of AWS artificial intelligence (AI) and especially machine learning (ML) services to enable its broad range of use cases. Wheelchair users and others […]

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Build your own real-time voice translator application with AWS services

Just imagine—you say something in one language, and a tool immediately translates it to another language. Wouldn’t it be even cooler to build your own real-time voice translator application using AWS services? It would be similar to the Babel fish in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: “The Babel fish is small, yellow, leech-like—and probably […]

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Amazon Polly adds Arabic language support

On April 17th, 2019 Amazon Polly launched an Arabic female text-to-speech (TTS) voice called Zeina. This voice is clear and natural-sounding. The voice masters tongue twisters, and it can whisper, just like all other Amazon Polly products. Let’s hear Zeina introduce herself: Listen now Voiced by Amazon Polly Hello, my name is Zeina, I am the […]

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Machine learning: What’s in it for government?

Machine learning (ML) allows governments to deliver better, more cost-effective, and citizen-friendly services. We talked with three Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers from government authorities and institutes who shared their stories about how ML helped them transform their services and their organizations. These customers gathered at an executive learning track curated particularly for European Government […]

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