-->
Text to Speech > Features

Technology solutions with the capabilities to interpret electronic text and generate audible speech from the text are becoming more commonplace as people find more uses in everyday products. See below for the latest text-to-speech news, trends, and solutions.

Features

2022 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors.

The 2022 State of Speech Engines

Innovation can't be denied, but challenges remain.

The 2022 State of Assistive Technology

Expanding opportunities to improve everyday lives.

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2021 Speech Industry Awards

Advances in AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and more fueled speech industry progress in the past year.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: AppTek Takes Captioning to New Screens

AppTek has a long history of innovation in the areas of artificial intelligence, speech recognition, machine translation, natural language processing and understanding, and text-to-speech technologies, and finally it is getting the worldwide recognition it deserves.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Gives a New Voice to TTS

ReadSpeaker has been leading the way in text-to-speech (TTS) for more than two decades, delivering high-quality, lifelike voices for artificial intelligence-driven conversational applications, interactive voice response systems, and embedded applications.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: SoundHound Feeds the Voice-Enabled Drive-Through

Speech technology has started to transform drive-through and drive-in interactions for quick-service restaurant chains, and Santa Clara, Calif.-based SoundHound is at the forefront of that innovation.

2021 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors

The State of Speech Development Platforms

New multicloud solutions are emerging

The State of Assistive Technology

Advances bring accessibility to more platforms and devices

The State of Artificial Intelligence

AI takes many forms, but they all have increased speech's usefulness

Teaching with Speech

Voice technology has infiltrated the learning environment, improving schools for students and educators alike

Speech Technology's 2020 People's Choice Awards

The votes are in. You have spoken!

The State of the Speech Technology Industry

Artificial intelligence is improving almost every aspect of the speech industry.

The State of Speech Engines

Solutions are still trying to crack the conversational code

The State of Speech Analytics

Speech analytics is at the heart of digital transformations

The State of Intelligent Virtual Assistants

IVA vendors shift from a horizontal to a vertical focus

The State of Assistive Technology

Accessibility solutions expand to new populations

How Speech Technologies Can Level the Playing Field

Speech tech is a major driver behind assistive devices—ones that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and benefit from faster processing speeds and internet connectivity—that are helping people with all sorts of disabilities

Higher Learning: AI, ML, and Speech Tech in Academia

Academics are at the forefront of the biggest AI changes in the industry. Learn more about the latest breakthroughs, the questions researchers are trying to answer, and the challenges they face.