DOCOMO's Text to Speech API accepts inputted text in English, Katakana or Hiragana, and translates this into a natural sounding spoken voice. The API can be integrated into an Android application using the DOCOMO Text to Speech Android SDK.
what3words has announced its new Voice API, powered by Speechmatics. what3words has divided the world into three meter squares, with each square represented by a unique set of three individual words. By using a three word identifier, duplicative and mispronounced street addresses are eliminated.
Late last week Facebook announced updates to its Messenger Platform, which include the ability to give bots different personas, a customer chat plugin for WordPress, and removal of template restrictions on Tagged Messages.