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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.

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2024 State of AI in the Speech Technology Industry

How generative (and other types of) artificial intelligence is impacting five important sectors.

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2023 Speech Industry Awards

AI, AI, and more AI: The technology is disrupting everything, and it's found everywhere in our speech industry achievements for 2023.

2023 Speech Industry Award Winner: Microsoft’s VALL-E Breaks the Mold in AI Training

VALL-E, one of Microsoft's latest forays into artificial intelligence, is a transformer-based text-to-speech model that can re-create any voice from just a three-second sample clip.

2023 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Embeds TTS in Many More Platforms

With almost 25 years of experience in developing text-to-speech solutions, ReadSpeaker today offers one of the largest selections of expressive, humanlike voices in the industry.

2023 Speech Industry Award Winner: SoundHound AI Brings Speech Breakthroughs to the Mainstream

SoundHound AI, based in Santa Clara, Calif., this year launched, among other things, Chat AI, a voice-enabled digital assistant with generative artificial intelligence; and Smart Answering, which uses voice AI to handle inbound customer calls.

Speech Analytics Can Help Steer Chatbot Interactions

Companies are beginning to apply traditional speech analytics to their automated conversations.

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: A Speech Technology Special Report

Our roundup of the speech innovation taking place in eight important industry verticals.

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech Technology in Consumer Electronics

Interoperability's been the biggest challenge, but standards are emerging.

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech Technology in Government

Public-sector entities can improve customer service, delivery of benefits and services, efficiency, transparency, and more.

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech Technology in Healthcare

Speech gives caregivers more time to spend with patients.

Speech Model Training Gets Easier with the Latest Tools

Training AI models for some voice interfaces could be as simple as drag and drop.

2023 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors.

The 2023 State of Speech Engines

More humanlike speech leads to more intuitive interactions.

The 2023 State of Speech Development Platforms

The quest for open standards will help speech apps' business case.

The 2023 State of Speech Analytics

Growth is set to continue as demand rises and use cases abound.

The 2023 State of Assistive Technology

New rules and initiatives are helping make devices more accessible.

The 2023 State of Artificial Intelligence

AI's influence on speech continues to expand.

The Low-Code/No-Code Movement Builds in Speech Technology

Programming speech applications is becoming easier for people outside the IT department.

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2022 Speech Industry Awards

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

2022 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Customizes TTS Voice Development

ReadSpeaker, a Dutch company founded in 1999, has operated as a subsidiary of HOYA since 2017. It provides text-to-speech solutions with more than 110 voices in more than 35 languages, but its most significant work has been in the area of customized voice creation.