The free voices are provided through Poly, the Amazon Web Services text-to-speech service. For developers with skills that use only one voice, changing it or adding another in the right place may offer a more engaging experience for customers, according to the post. Obvious use cases would be adding multiple "characters" to Skill-based games and experiences. Visit the Amazon Polly product page for more information.
Polly can speak in around 50 voices total in 24 languages, but only these eight are human sounding enough for the developer preview, which is for Skills in the US.
Developers can apply for the preview today by filling out a survey with ideas for using Amazon Polly voices in your skill.
Shenmue 3 Gets Delayed to 2019
We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III .We can not thank you enough for your enduring support. A teaser trailer released back in 2017 was criticized for the bizarrely blank facial expressions of its characters.
Along with HP, Acer and Asus debuted personal computers that are created to work with Alexa during the International Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES) that was held earlier this year in Las Vegas as part of a push by Amazon to spread its voice assistant to more third-party devices.
Amazon now has a number of different voices with different dialects and accents developers can now bundle into their skills, according to the company's website. Chiefly, it's the text-to-speech service which helps create the scripts for Alexa skills.
The eight voices will be in US English and will give devs who use them a chance to liven up their Alexa skills.
Texas also canceled its 2023 home game with UCF , which was scheduled for the week it will now travel to play at Alabama . In 2020, Texas is scheduled to play South Florida ( Sept. 5 ), at LSU (Sept. 12) and now UTEP ( Sept. 19 ).
Trump submitted the document on Tuesday, the deadline for administration employees to file their financial documents. The disclosure shows Trump had at least $511 million in income in 2017, according to Bloomberg .
The meeting was held at the main office of the Meteorological Department where evidence of moon sighting was collected. In Karachi , the sun will set at 7:10 PM, and there will be 61 minutes window for sighting the moon.
He said he could not recall the day the Trump meeting was arranged but insisted that he had never discussed the meeting with him. Politics, I knew nothing about", Goldstone said, adding that neither did Emin Agalarov nor his father, Aras.
The EU should also be "grateful to President Trump ", Tusk said, "because thanks to him we have got rid of all illusions ". Trump's decision to relocate the USA embassy to the contested city of Jerusalem will also be raised.
Facing that reality, Le Maire said the European Union should strengthen its own legal arsenal against any such future US threats. Foreign companies that do business in the country have also been banned from accessing American banking and financial systems.
For now, at least, Google opted for the temporary solution of excluding Web Audio API content from Chrome's autoplay policy. Google now plans on re-introducing the restrictions in Chrome 70, but the Chrome team is looking into other options as well.
Karthik (41*) guides his team to a 6 wicket victory
KKR's attack is not the same as it was under Wasim Akram, especially after the injuries they have suffered all season. Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab are fighting very strongly in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League .
Eagles' Lane Johnson continues to take shots at Patriots
But it sounds like Johnson may get a chance to air his grievances with Belichick (and potentially Kraft) in the near future. You only get to do this job one time, so let's have fun while we're doing it. "I know that he's a great player".
NASA's MarCO-B CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Image
NASA has always been able to check out Mars on the ground with rovers and landers and from far above with orbital spacecraft. Earlier this week, they also proved the concept of small robotic satellites might be a game changer.
Teacher on leave after drowning raccoons during class
A Forest Hill Excessive Faculty dad or mum informed FOX51 that her son took pictures of the harrowing acts with the animals. One parent said her son recorded the video, brought it home, showed it to her and she was "disgusted" by what she saw.
Two Sherpas smash own Everest summit records
Phurba Tashi, 47, retired from high-altitude climbing in 2013 but still works at Everest's Base Camp helping organise expeditions. Summits are underway every day since May 13 after the eight rope-fixing team members opened the climbing route for all climbers.
Lachlan Murdoch, not James, will lead new Fox company
The position of current 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch , younger brother of Lachlan Murdoch , is unclear. After Lachlan Murdoch essentially left the family media empire in 2005, the answer appeared to be James.
Macy's same-store sales growth trumps estimates, shares rise
During the quarter, Macy's also made $24 million in gains on real estate sales and spent $19 million winding down Macy's China. The retailer's 4.2 per cent rise in same-store sales in the first quarter easily topped Wall Street's 1.4 per cent estimate .