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Weekly Digest: Important Launches From NVIDIA and Google
NVIDIA reveals new synthetic voice generator
At the 2021 GPU Technology Conference (GTC), NVIDIA showcased Riva Custom Voice, designed to produce a realistic-sounding human voice from as little as half an hour’s worth of recorded audio speech. The new voice generator offers a set of tools for companies looking to add an AI-powered “brand voice” to their marketing, customer relations, and other services. Via Voicebot.ai.
Google tests voice recognition app for speech impairments
Google is reportedly working on Project Relate, an app that will provide voice transcription and synthesis to help users with impaired speech be understood. A better voice transcription tool at its core, the app features the “Listen” function that turns the user’s speech directly into text, which can be pasted elsewhere or read by others. There is also “Repeat”, which listens and then repeats what users have said in a clearer voice. And “Assistant”, which forwards transcribed speech directly to Google Assistant for common tasks. Via TechCrunch.
Clubhouse now allows for recording conversations
Clubhouse announced a new feature called Replay, that enables users to record audio chats and then save them to a club or profile. They can be downloaded and shared externally too, just in case someone wants to use it as a podcast or a TikTok soundtrack. Via Engadget.
Amazon expands Alexa controls for Roomba and Braava
iRobot and Amazon collaborated to launch several new interactions between the iRobot Genius Home Intelligence and Alexa platforms that will enable users to control their Roomba and Braava units in new ways. For example, iRobot has added a new type of command that allows Roomba vacuums to target a specific area for cleaning. Via ZDNet.