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Tag: Voiced by Amazon Polly

New Developer Preview: Use Amazon Polly voices in Alexa skills

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Using Amazon Polly you can create applications that talk and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products. Starting today, you can apply to participate in a developer preview that allows you to use eight English (U.S.) Amazon Polly voices to narrate your Alexa skills.

If your skill uses only a single voice today, you can try changing the voice or adding different voices in the right places to provide an even more engaging experience. Developers in the preview can select a different voice for any utterance by constructing output speech using the Structured Speech Markup Language (SSML) and specifying an Amazon Polly voice using the voice tag for free in Alexa skills. Note that SSML tags that are only available through the Amazon Polly service and not through Alexa skills will not be available when you use this new capability.

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Amazon Polly Gives WordPress a Voice!

Voiced by Amazon Polly Today AWS in partnership with WP Engine is announcing the release of an Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress. The sample plugin enables WordPress creators to easily add Text-to-Speech capabilities to written content. As voice interaction becomes more common, it’s essential to provide your website’s content in audio formats. And, visitors who […]

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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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AWS Partners with Mapillary to Support the Large-Scale Scene Understanding Challenge at CVPR 2017

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly On July 26, 2017, Mapillary, Princeton University and others are hosting the Large-Scale Scene Understanding (LSUN) Challenge in conjunction with CVPR, the premier computer vision conference, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The LSUN Challenge and an associated workshop will bring computer vision researchers and practitioners together to solve problems […]

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Activity Tracking with a Voice-Enabled Bot on AWS

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly It’s New Year’s Eve. Your friends and loved ones have gone to the party, but you can’t go just yet because you haven’t figured out how to track the key performance indicators for your New Year’s resolution. You’ve already divided your resolution into categories, and you’ve set […]

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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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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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Updated AWS CloudFormation Deep Learning Template Adds New Features and Capabilities

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly AWS CloudFormation, which creates and configures Amazon Web Services resources with a template, simplifies the process of setting up a distributed deep learning cluster. The AWS CloudFormation Deep Learning template uses the latest updated Amazon Deep Learning AMI (which provides Apache MXNet, TensorFlow, Caffe, Theano, Torch, and CNTK […]

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