Monday, May 02, 2016

Web Speech: Synthesis & Recognition

"smart" agents like Siri, Cortana, Alexa are not the only tools that can "talk".
Even web applications, with help of JavaScript APIs exposed by browsers and server-side APIs
can both synthesize and recognize voice.

Getting Started with the Speech Synthesis API - Treehouse Blog (works in Chrome)

Text to Speech @ IBM Bluemix Watson Developer Cloud (Chrome & Firefox)

"Instant Text-To-Speech with Voice Consistency Across Devices"

Microsoft Cognitive Services

Microsoft Cognitive Services - Bing Speech API
5,000 transactions per month Free
Speech to text Utterance up to 15 seconds $4 per 1000 transactions
Text to speech $4 per 1000 transactions

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