AI Speech Synthesis Evolution – Baidu and Realistic Human Text to Speech and More!

Baidu is truly challenging Google! Recently, Baidu announced that it plans to open source its software for self-driving cars to accelerate its development. Just a few months back, this tech titan released its new innovation in the text-to-speech technology that’s way ahead of Google’s Wavenet. Baidu’s project is called Deep Voice and unlike WaveNet, Deep […]

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Spectronics – Inclusive Learning Technologies for the Physically Challenged

Text-to-speech or TTS may have established its presence in the technology market as one of the most innovative platforms dedicated for assistive purposes.TTS is more and more being used in the education sector in which the technology is primarily utilized to assist the physically challenged with their learning. One example of a company dedicating its […]

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Text-to-Speech and Assistive Technology for Libraries

Assistive technologies have come a long way from guiding drivers on the road with the use of speech-enabled GPS devices to enabling endless possibilities for the visually impaired in communicating and learning. Libraries in America are acknowledging the need for integrating assistive technologies to accommodate the visually impaired patrons. One example is the New Jersey […]

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Text-to-Speech: Upgraded Alexa

One of the most distinct features of any TTS application is the voice that reads the text on the device. Amazon, the largest online retail company in the world has gone far and wide with the use of its own TTS technology named Alexa. The AI-powered assistant is considered to be one of the most […]

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Text-to-Speech and Immersive Reading

The publishing industry has evolved from the traditional paper medium to digital text to the text-to-speech version and the latest trend, immersive reading. This new publishing platform offers a reading experience that does not only use the eyes, but the sense of hearing as well. Multiple digital media tools are utilized with the aim to […]

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Google’s Deepmind AI Fakes Some Of The Most Realistic Human Voices Yet

There’s a growing trend of people relying more and more on AI personal assistants like Siri from Apple, Alexa from Amazon, Cortana from Microsoft and the Google Assistant. Apple and Microsoft are using concatenative text to speech programs where they make recordings of real human voices, rearranged them and combined in small bits. The result […]

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Assistive Technology for All Students

Assistive learning is not a new concept but the portability of devices that support assistive technology is relatively new. In the past, the big and clunky pieces of assistive technology devices drew attention to students with special needs and put emphasis on how different they are. Today, iPads, laptops and Chromebooks can support assistive learning. […]

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AVA – Communicating Beyond Barriers

We read an article about a person who has gone deaf and the one feeling she distinctly remembers at first was isolation. Although she learned sign language and reading lips to communicate, there are still moments when she has this feeling of overwhelming desolation. It’s like there’s an invisible wall between her and the rest […]

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Challenging App Accessibility

Accessibility has long been a subject of discussion in the tech world. Apple is currently leading the industry by a long stretch. The truth is in this era where technology is the key advantage that spells out profit against your competitors, an application downtime can put your business to a full stop. When your interface […]

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HandSight: Reading Through The Fingertips

What is interesting about Text-to-speech is not only the excitement brought on by the developments on how speech is synthesized, but also, the way it is integrated with tools and applications that will help make people’s lives a whole lot easier. In an instance, there is a device being developed that can help the blind […]

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