Microsoft introduces Hindi, Indian English to Neural Text-to-Speech service


Hyderabad, August 25

Microsoft India has introduced the addition of English (India) and Hindi to its Neural Text to Speech (Neural TTS) service language set, that includes the 2 languages among the many 15 new dialects added to the service enabled with state-of-the-art AI audio high quality.

Neural TTS is part of the Azure Cognitive Services and converts textual content to lifelike speech for a extra pure interface.

The service additionally supplies customizable voices, fine-tuned auto management, and versatile deployment from cloud to edge, it mentioned.

Sundar Srinivasan, General Manager, Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd, mentioned, “Our text-to-speech providers have performed a key position in democratizing info attain and empowering folks and organizations.”

“Through the inclusion of English (India) and Hindi in Neural TTS, we’re demonstrating our continued dedication to refining speech and voice-based providers for private and enterprise use in India.”

With a natural-sounding speech that matches the stress patterns and intonation of human voices, Neural TTS considerably reduces listening fatigue when customers are interacting with AI techniques.

It makes the service ideally suited for creating interfaces to speak with the shoppers, Microsoft mentioned.

Microsoft’s Neural TTS can be utilized to make interactions with chatbots and digital assistants extra pure and fascinating.

It can also be getting used to transform digital texts equivalent to e-books into audiobooks and being deployed for in-car navigation techniques.

The service allows human-like pure and clear articulation and makes use of deep neural networks to beat the bounds of conventional text-to-speech techniques in matching the patterns of stress and pitch in spoken language.

Neural TTS provides these advantages whereas sustaining complete privateness and enterprise-grade safety by information encryption.

The different new languages launched are Arabic (Egypt and Saudi Arabia), Danish, Finnish, Catalan, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Swedish, and Chinese (Cantonese Traditional and Taiwanese Mandarin).

Overall, Microsoft TTS helps 110 voices and over 45 languages and variants, the IT agency mentioned. PTI



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