Speech Technology eWeekly -
December 08, 2021
Captioning Sees an Impressive Pace of Progress
Technology advances are making real-time captioning possible, and progress has just begun.
Speech Technology News
Five9 Partners with WellSaid for Virtual Voiceover
Five9's Virtual Voiceover helps businesses create life-like conversational artificial intelligence synthesized from human voices.
Kaltura and Verbit Expand Partnership for Video Captioning
Video technology provider Kaltura and captioning provider Verbit have broadened their partnership to provide video captioning amid rising demand.
NCI Sees 160% Increase in Demand for Captioning Amid COVID
The National Captioning Institute turned to automated speech recognition to meet growing demand for closed captioning.
Daisys Creates Customizable TTS Voices
Dutch company Daisys' speech technology innovation uses AI that lets voices be adjusted for speed, pitch, and more in real time.
SoapBox Launches Fluency to Assess Children's Reading Ability
SoapBox Fluency uses speech technology to pinpoint down to the phoneme level where students are getting stuck on their reading journeys.
TikTok Adds Disney TTS Voices
TikTok users can now have Disney characters narrate their videos.
Tobii's TD Pilot Brings Eye Gaze Typing and TTS to iPad
TD Pilot lets disabled iPad users communicate with TTS voices operated through eye-gaze technology.
Google Looks to the Disabled to Train Speech Algorithms
Google is looking for help from those with speech disorders as part of a Project Relate initiative to improve its speech recognition.