This session will introduce you to Amazon Polly, a new deep learning service that turns text into lifelike speech. Polly enables existing applications to speak as a first class feature and creates the opportunity for entirely new categories of speech-enabled products – from mobile apps and cars, to devices and appliances. Polly includes 47 lifelike voices and support for 24 languages, so you can select the ideal voice and distribute your speech-enabled applications in many geographies. Polly is easy to use – you just send the text you want converted into speech to the Polly API, and Polly immediately returns the audio stream to your application so you can play it directly or store it in a standard audio file format, such as MP3. Polly supports Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) tags like prosody so you can adjust the speech rate, pitch, or volume. Polly is a secure service that delivers all of these benefits at high scale and at low latency. You can cache and replay Polly’s generated speech at no additional cost. Polly lets you convert 5M characters per month for free during the first year. Polly’s pay-as-you-go pricing, low cost per request, and lack of restrictions on storage and reuse of voice output make it a cost-effective way to enable speech synthesis everywhere. Join this session to learn more and find out how you get can started with Amazon Polly, today!
Published on December 6, 2016 by Amazon Web Services