Microsoft introduces Hindi and English to Neural Text-to-Speech


• Microsoft India has announced the addition of English (India) and Hindi to its Neural Text to Speech (Neural TTS) service language set

• With a natural-sounding speech that matches the stress patterns and intonation of human voices, Neural TTS significantly reduces listening fatigue when users are interacting with AI systems

• Udaan, India’s largest online business-to-business (B2B) marketplace, is using Text to Speech in Azure to develop conversational interfaces for their voice assistants

• Microsoft’s Neural TTS can be used to make interactions with chatbots and virtual assistants more natural and engaging

• It is also being used to convert digital texts such as e-books into audiobooks and being deployed for in-car navigation systems

Source: Microsoft

By Aman Gupta

Product Analyst @ Sprinklr, IIT Kanpur alumnus