AISpeech is the API behind a Chinese language and pronunciation learning website, AIChinese. You may know that Chinese is a tonal language. Where tones and inflection are used in English to convey emotion or differentiate between a declarative statement and a question, in tonal languages like Chinese, different tones on the same syllable can be altogether different words. The AISpeech API gives you access to a language processing engine which is capable of detecting spoken words and evaluating if the appropriate tone is used.
Sendbird has announced the release of updates to the Calls API that the company says will provide new group calls functionality for both voice and video. This new API joins Sendbird’s existing chat APIs and provides developers with the tools needed to build social integrations into applications.
Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables Alexa to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices.
Initially, the API will be extended to allow Alexa to control microwave ovens but support for other devices is coming.