Watson Text to Speech Releases 5 New Neural Voices!

Original article can be found here (source): Artificial Intelligence on Medium

Watson Text to Speech Releases 5 New Neural Voices!

We are pleased to announce that IBM Watson Text to Speech, a cloud service that enables users to converts text into natural-sounding audio, has introduced five new neural voices (four US English voices and a German voice). These new voices are now generally available in our public cloud offering.

Take A Listen!

Click on the names to listen to the new voice samples:

US English — Emily

“If you know your party’s extension number, you can enter it at any time. For Sales and Customer Service, press 1.”

US English — Kevin

For all other inquiries, please stay on the line, and a representative will be happy to assist you.”

US English — Henry

Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm except on major holidays. Please leave a message with your name, contact information, and the nature of your call and someone from the appropriate department will contact you on the next business day.”

US English — Olivia

“All of our agents are currently busy. Please hold, and we will answer your call as soon as possible.”

German— Erika

“Alle unsere Mitarbeiter sind derzeit im Gespräch. Bitte bleiben Sie dran, wir werden Ihren Anruf so schnell wie möglich weiterleiten.”

Learn More

Interested in discovering our TTS capabilities, languages and voice technologies? Click here to learn more.

Try out our TTS languages and voice technologies for yourself with this demo. Or read the science behind the technology of our new neural voices in our whitepaper: High quality, lightweight and adaptable TTS using LPCNet”.