Amazon is Teaching Alexa To Speak Like a Newscaster
Wednesday November 21, 2018. 09:10 PM , from Slashdot
Amazon says the new speaking style is enabled by by the company's development of 'neural text-to-speech' technology or NTTS. This is the next generation of speech synthesis, that use machine learning to generate expressive voices more quickly. Currently, Alexa uses concatenative speech synthesis, a method that's been around for decades. This involves breaking up speech samples into distinct sounds (known as phonemes) and then stitching them back together to form new words and sentences.
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