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Read webpages and highlight content using Amazon Polly

Read webpages and highlight content using Amazon Polly

In this post, we demonstrate how to use Amazon Polly—a leading cloud service that converts text into lifelike speech—to read the content of a webpage and highlight the content as it’s being read. Adding audio playback to a webpage improves the accessibility and visitor experience of the page. Audio-enhanced content is more impactful and memorable, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]