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We are currently at an intersection where the devices that we will work with will not necessary have an interface or buttons to click. One of the natural ways that we can interact with these devices is via voice. And one of the winners in the consumer device market in this segment is the Amazon
Microsoft announced that its Edge browser will support Speech Synthesis APIs with the next Windows 10 update. The support will allow websites to convert text to speech in a customized manner. Further, Microsoft will support Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) to enhance developer control.
According to Gartner, there will be nearly 21 billion devices connected to the Internet by the year 2020. That’s a lot of devices that need to be connected in useful ways. This article shows you the steps to make a Raspberry Pi speak from anywhere in the world using Node.js and PubNub.
Building on Fortytwo’s expertise in the A2P messaging arena, Fortytwo’s Voice API enables clients to deliver messages to a customers’ mobile phone or landline with a pre-recorded audio file or by using Text-To-Speech which converts messages into a male or female voice in up to fifteen languages.
New improvements have been added to the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) including voice or button-activated volume and media control, voice-activated timers and alarms, updated APIs, server-initiated message capabilities, and Alexa App enhancements including iOS and Android support.
Google wants to see more voice-enabled apps and the search giant took a big step in order to help make that become a reality. Today Google offered its Cloud Speech API to developers, who can add transcription, dictation, and spoken command features to their own apps. The API is initially free.
IBM continues to push the boundaries of human-machine interaction with its Watson, machine-learning platform. A new set up APIs allow third party software and hardware to leverage the platform. Tone Analyzer, Emotion Analysis, Visual Recognition, and Expressive TTS arrive as the new Watson APIs.
We've added 19 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Voice, Astronomy, Safety, and Translation. Featured today are several APIs for the Knurld voice recognition platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers can benefit.
SoundHound's Hound app allows users to ask complex questions and get an accurate answer really fast. The app combines voice recognition and language understanding functionality to achieve this. The Houndify API allows developers to integrate it in to their own apps and hardware creations.
Pebble has introduced voice recognition features with its new Dictation API. The API uses Nuance voice recognition to extend voice recognition to both iOS and Android apps.
In response to nine months of customer feedback, Postmates updated its API with two, oft-requested enhancements: batching and multiple drop-offs
NTT Communications has released an industry first speech-recognition API compatible across browsers. The API is available on SkyWay, NTT's WebRTC platform.
api.ai has announced the launch of api.ai for connected cars, a customizable Siri-like voice interface that can be easily integrated with connected car platforms and services.
SpeechTrans is an advanced universal translator service that allows for instant communication in more than 44 languages, with no need for an interpreter.
At Google I/O 2015, Google announced the Voice Interaction API on Android M. Now, Google has provided more details around the API and how it integrates with third-party apps.
CallDirek opened its mobile top-up and international communications API for integration with third-party apps. App integration expands its already vast footprint.
ChallengePost's Kandy Throw Down Hackathon invites developers to create winning applications using Kandy's free API for real-time communications.