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.
Google has announced a large overhaul of its Cloud Speech-to-Text product (formerly the Google Cloud Speech API). Google Cloud Speech-to-Text now supports a selection of pre-built models, automatic punctuation, recognition metadata, and standard service level agreement (SLA).