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Category: Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly Adds 9 AWS Regions, Korean Language Support, and a New Indian English Voice

Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce that Amazon Polly is available in nine additional Regions, expanding the total number of Regions where Polly is available to 14. We are also excited to announce the release of  Korean language support, and that we have […]

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Modify the Timbre of Amazon Polly Voices with the New Vocal Tract SSML Feature

Today, the Amazon Polly team is pleased to announce the release of a new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) feature that allows developers to modify the timbre of any Text-to-Speech (TTS) voice. This is a compelling feature for customers who want to customize an existing voice in the Amazon Polly portfolio to make it sound […]

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Convert Your Text into an MP3 File with Amazon Polly and a Simple Python Script

Text-to-speech technology can turn any digital text into a multimedia experience, so people can listen to news, blog articles, or even a PDF document, while multitasking or on-the-go. With Amazon Polly, you can convert your RSS feed or email, and store the synthesized speech in the form of audio files. Currently, the Amazon Polly console […]

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Building a Reliable Text-to-Speech Service with Amazon Polly

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly This is a guest post by Yiannis Philipopoulos, a Software Developer at Bandwidth. In Yiannis’ words: “Bandwidth’s solutions are shaping the future of how we connect with voice and messaging for mobile apps and large-scale, enterprise-level solutions. At the core of Bandwidth’s business-grade Communications Platform as a […]

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Using Amazon Polly to Deliver Health Care for People with Long-Term Conditions

This is a guest post by Michael Wray, senior software architect at Inhealthcare. Founded in 2012, Inhealthcare has created a digital infrastructure which supports remote home monitoring for the entire UK population. Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly   With an aging population that continues to grow, healthcare is being changed forever. Are […]

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Personalizing Videos: BeeLiked uses Amazon Polly to Launch the #DanBrownOrigin campaign, the World’s First Virtual Book Signing

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly Just as Dan Brown has captivated millions of readers through countless plot twists and turns, the launch of his new novel, Origin, will lead you along an inspired journey that guarantees to speak to you and draw you in. Literally. The 2003 best-selling author of The Da […]

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Powering Language Learning on Duolingo with Amazon Polly

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly This is a guest post by André Kenji Horie, a software engineer on Duolingo’s Learning Team. In their own words, “Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world, with more than 170 million users.” When teaching a foreign language, […]

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