NVIDIA Launches Riva Custom Voice

At its GPU Tech Conference this week, speech technology provider NVIDIA introduced NVIDIA Riva Custom Voice, a tool that lets businesses create custom, human-like voices in just a day with only 30 minutes of audio data.>

Companies can use Riva Custom Voice to create virtual assistants with unique voices. Call centers can use it to develop recognizable brand voices for serving customers. And developers can use it to create a wide variety of applications to support those with speech and language deficits.

"Human-like interactions have long been one of the greatest challenges of artificial intelligence, especially for companies with industry-specific jargon," said Kari Briski, vice president of product management for AI software at NVIDIA, in a statement. "Now these companies can use speech AI to listen and respond to customers with an expressive voice that's unique to their brand and that drives more engaging and delightful interactions."

Riva Custom Voice is available in the latest version of the NVIDIA Riva speech AI software development kit. The Riva SDK includes automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech capabilities that are customizable to different accents and domains and can scale speech services to hundreds of thousands of streams in the cloud, in the data center, or at the edge.

For small-scale research and development, NVIDIA Riva is available at no cost on the NVIDIA NGC container registry. For companies with large-scale deployments, NVIDIA also announced the NVIDIA Riva Enterprise program, which is expected to be available early next year.

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