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Google updates its speech services for developers – TechCrunch

Google updates its speech services for developers – TechCrunch Google Cloud’s Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text APIs are getting a bunch of updates today that introduce support for more languages, make it easier to hear auto-generated voices on different speakers and that promise better transcripts thanks to improved tools for speaker recognition, …

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A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions – TechCrunch

A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions – TechCrunch Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution. It has no voice assistant, its smart speaker is still in development, and some apps like Instagram aren’t full equipped for audio communication. But much of that is set …

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Snapchat launches its first speech recognition lenses – TechCrunch

Snapchat launches its first speech recognition lenses – TechCrunch Snapchat is today launching new lenses that respond to voice commands. The company says it’s now rolling out a series of lenses that will animate when users speak simple, English words like “hi,” “love,” “yes,” “no,” and “wow,” as opposed to taking …

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BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right – TechCrunch

BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right – TechCrunch BMW will in a few days start rolling out to many of its drivers support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The fact that BWM is doing this doesn’t come as a surprise, given that it has long talked about its plans to …

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Portable microphone system transcribes multi-person conversations in real time

Portable microphone system transcribes multi-person conversations in real time A new multi-microphone system called SpeakSee can accurately transcribe conversations for deaf or hard of hearing users, rendering everyday chat between groups of people as a multi-person script. The post Portable microphone system transcribes multi-person conversations in real time appeared first …

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Speech recognition triggers fun AR stickers in Panda’s video app – TechCrunch

Speech recognition triggers fun AR stickers in Panda’s video app – TechCrunch Panda has built the next silly social feature Snapchat and Instagram will want to steal. Today the startup launches its video messaging app that fills the screen with augmented reality effects based on the words you speak. Say …

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Microsoft launches a unified API for all of its AI speech services – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches a unified API for all of its AI speech services – TechCrunch At its Build developer conference in Seattle this week, Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on its AI and machine learning services. For the most part, that means launching new services and bringing some existing …

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Google launches an improved speech-to-text service for developers – TechCrunch

Only a few weeks after launching a major overhaul of its Cloud Text-to-Speech API, Google today also announced an update to that service’s Speech-to-Text voice recognition service. The new and improved Cloud Speech-to-Text API promises significantly improved voice recognition performance. The new API promises a reduction in word errors around …

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AWS launches translation services | TechCrunch

Taking the battle with Google, Apple and Microsoft for dominance in speech recognition and natural language processing to yet another front, Amazon announced a new translation service as part of its AWS extravaganza. As part of Amazon Web Services, Translate will provide text translations for supported languages (Google and Microsoft have been …

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