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Category: Amazon Polly

Expanding Amazon Lex conversational experiences with US Spanish and British English

Amazon Lex provides the power of automatic speech recognition (ASR) for converting speech to text, along with natural language understanding (NLU) for recognizing user intents. This combination allows you to develop sophisticated conversational interfaces using both voice and text for chatbots, IVR bots, and voicebots. This week, we’re announcing Amazon Lex support for British English […]

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Creating a sophisticated conversational experience using Amazon Lex in Australian English

Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. To build truly engaging conversational experiences, you need high quality speech recognition and natural language understanding that understands the intent of the customer accurately. We are excited to announce that Amazon Lex now supports Australian English. With Australian English, […]

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Amazon Polly NTTS voices now available in Singapore, Tokyo, Frankfurt, and London Regions

Amazon Polly turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create voice-enabled applications. We’re excited to announce the general availability of all Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voices in Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), and EU (London) Regions. You can now synthesize over 14 NTTS voices in these Regions, including the Newscaster and Conversational […]

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Giving your content a voice with the Newscaster speaking style from Amazon Polly

Audio content consumption has grown exponentially in the past few years. Statista reports that podcast ad revenue will exceed a billion dollars in 2021. For the publishing industry and content providers, providing audio as an alternative option to reading could improve engagement with users and be an incremental revenue stream. Given the shift in customer […]

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Building a speech-to-text notification system in different languages with AWS Transcribe and an IoT device

Have you ever wished that people visiting your home could leave you a message if you’re not there? What if that solution could support your native language? Here is a straightforward and cost-effective solution that you can build yourself, and you only pay for what you use. This post demonstrates how to build a notification […]

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Amazon Polly launches a child US English NTTS voice

Amazon Polly turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create voice-enabled applications. We’re excited to announce the general availability of a new US English child voice—Kevin. Kevin’s voice was developed using the latest Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) technology, making it sound natural and human-like. This voice imitates the voice of a male child. Have a […]

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Spanish Newscaster speaking style now available in Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly is launching its first non-English Newscaster speaking style voice, Lupe. This female US Spanish voice is the third Newscaster speaking style voice in Amazon Polly, following the launches of US English voices Matthew and Joanna. All Newscaster voices are made possible by the Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) technology of Amazon Polly. News content is […]

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Optimizing Japanese text-to-speech with Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly is a cloud service that offers text-to-speech (TTS), a system that converts text input into a waveform, in a range of 61 voices in 29 languages by using advanced deep learning technologies. The Amazon Polly service supports companies in developing digital products that use speech synthesis for a variety of use cases, including […]

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Converting your content to audio for free with Trinity Audio WordPress plugin

This is a guest post by Ron Jaworski, co-founder and CEO of Trinity Audio. In their own words, “Trinity Audio is an audio content solution platform that caters to publishers and content creators of all types and sizes worldwide, and helps them join the ongoing audio revolution by turning readers into listeners, creating the experience […]

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Build a unique Brand Voice with Amazon Polly

AWS is pleased to announce a new feature in Amazon Polly called Brand Voice, a capability in which you can work with the Amazon Polly team of AI research scientists and linguists to build an exclusive, high-quality, Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voice that represents your brand’s persona. Brand Voice allows you to differentiate your brand by […]

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