In today’s post the text-to-speech voices will do all the talking, so you can hear for yourself just how good they’ve become. They’re more natural, better at reading texts – and there are more of them, in more languages. This is why today they’re a viable option – and very a very cost-effective one as well – for foreign-language voice-over services.
If you haven’t heard TTS voices lately, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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The quality of TTS voices has gone up dramatically in the past 10 years, largely as part of the push to create viable artificial intelligence systems. Think of the voice in your phone, whether it’s an iPhone, Android or Windows device – those are text-to-speech voices. Development teams worldwide are constantly creating new voices that have more depth; that combine words, sentences and phrases more seamlessly; and, of course, that sound more human.
TTS voices have improved in three major ways over the past ten years:
Take a listen for yourself in the video that follows.