AWS Machine Learning Blog

Category: Artificial Intelligence

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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Join AWS User Group Dublin for an Evening of AI & Deep Learning

  Join Julien Simon, Principal Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, on May 9 for an evening of AI and Deep Learning hosted by the AWS User Group Dublin. The event will feature Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. Julien will take participants on a journey through Deep Learning with AWS covering AI theory to […]

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Create Audiobooks with Amazon Polly and AWS Batch

Update: On 17 JUL 2018, Amazon Polly released Asynchronous Synthesis, a new feature that enables you to process up to 100,000 characters of text at a time using asynchronous requests. Read this article for details: Amazon Polly Update – Time-Driven Prosody and Asynchronous Synthesis. Amazon Polly, one of AWS’s first AI services, turns text into lifelike […]

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Changing Lives with AI: Pollexy (“Polly” + “Lex”), A Special Needs Verbal Assistant

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly With the emergence of devices like the Amazon Echo and AWS services like Amazon Polly and Amazon Lex, it’s easier to develop integrated voice solutions that can simplify life and make it more enjoyable. In some cases, the resulting innovations can lead to life-changing experiences because the […]

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Build Your Own Text-to-Speech Applications with Amazon Polly

In general, speech synthesis isn’t easy.  You can’t just assume that when an application reads each letter of a sentence the output will make sense. A few common challenges for text-to-speech applications include: Words that are written the same way, but that are pronounced differently: I live in Las Vegas. vs. This presentation broadcasts live […]

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AI Tech Talk: How to Get the Most Out of Amazon Polly, a Text-to-Speech Service

Although there are many ways to optimize the speech generated by Amazon Polly‘s text-to-speech voices, new customers may find it challenging to quickly learn how to apply the most effective enhancements in each situation. The objective of this webinar is to educate customers about all of the ways in which they can modify the speech […]

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Use Amazon Rekognition to Build an End-to-End Serverless Photo Recognition System

Imagine you work for a marketing agency that has tens of thousands of stock images. You find that many images don’t have descriptive file names and others are completely mislabeled. You don’t want to spend hours and hours relabeling them and moving them around to different folders. But what if you could find the images […]

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AI Tech Talk: Introducing Amazon Lex – A Service for Building Voice or Text Chatbots

Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Lex provides the advanced deep learning functionalities of automatic speech recognition (ASR) for converting speech to text, and natural language understanding (NLU) to recognize the intent of the text, to enable you to build applications with highly engaging user […]

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