Author: mediareadingblog

‘I’d love to know exactly who is listening’: Limited analytics slow evolution of Alexa’s flash briefings

Nearly four years after the Echo first went on sale in the United States, Amazon’s voice platform Alexa has grown into a sprawling ecosystem that connects thousands of different products and media formats, including audio and video. But Alexa’s flash briefings, one of the first plots of land that Amazon allowed third parties onto, remains…

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What is SpeechKit?

SpeechKit is a service that provides news publishers access to the latest Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text-To-Speech (TTS) technology. The service democratises these technologies by providing them as a platform and product integrations that are ready for newsrooms. Fitting in with existing workflows allows for the best text-to-speech processing with minimal hassle.  Publishers can…

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New Product Test

Of him that brought me up, not to be fondly addicted to either ofthe two great factions of the coursers in the circus, called Prasini, and Veneti: nor in the amphitheatre partially to favour any of the gladiators, or fencers, as either the Parmularii, or the Secutores. Moreover, to endure labour; nor to need many…

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Google launches an improved speech-to-text service for developers

Only a few weeks after launching a major overhaul of its Cloud Text-to-Speech API, Google today also announced an update to that service’s Speech-to-Text voice recognition service. The new and improved Cloud Speech-to-Text API promises significantly improved voice recognition performance. The new API promises a reduction in word errors around 54 percent across all of Google’s  tests, but in…

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SpeechKit Communication

This is a document to use to help communicate the SpeechKit mission, brand and product. It is intended that this will help direct website and other marketing material.  What is SpeechKit? SpeechKit is a service that provides news publishers access to the latest Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text-To-Speech (TTS) technology. The service democratises these…

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WordPress Instruction

Log into your WordPress Dashboard. Go to Plugins > Add new. Search for “SpeechKit” or download here Press ‘Install Now’ ‘Activate’ the SpeechKit Plugin. Go to Settings > SpeechKit. Copy and paste the Project Id below into settings then do the same for the API key. Tick ‘Enable SpeechKit’.