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Episode 89  |  26:56 min

Episode 89: The Future of Text to Speech with David Vazquez

Episode 89  |  26:56 min  |  11.25.2019

Episode 89: The Future of Text to Speech with David Vazquez

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This is a podcast episode titled, Episode 89: The Future of Text to Speech with David Vazquez. The summary for this episode is: <p>Earlier this year, Google Duplex garnered lots of attention when it shared its demo of an interaction between a very life-like bot and a human being. It was an impressive display of the potential of text-to-speech applications. Although text to speech has been around for a long time, these days it’s improving so quickly that getting it right is going to be critical to keeping customers happy. In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes David Vasquez, who until recently was a text-to-speech voice designer at Google. Together, they discuss what CEOs need to be thinking about to deploy text-to-speech technology and where it’s headed in the future.</p> <div class="fl-col fl-node-5b45073ad9579" data-node= "5b45073ad9579"> <div class="fl-col-content fl-node-content"> <div class="fl-module fl-module-html fl-node-5b4505f2bb9f9" data-node="5b4505f2bb9f9"> <div class="fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b45074ec3b86" data-node="5b45074ec3b86"> <div class="fl-module-content fl-node-content"> <div class="fl-rich-text"> <p><strong>You’ll hear about:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Interesting applications of text-to-speech technology</li> <li>The ethical implications of not identifying a bot as a bot</li> <li>The importance of empathy in text to speech</li> <li>How to make a text-to-speech system effective</li> <li>How to deploy a system effectively</li> <li>Trends for the future of text to speech</li> </ul> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="fl-col-group fl-node-5b468fc74297d fl-col-group-nested" data-node="5b468fc74297d"> </div>

Earlier this year, Google Duplex garnered lots of attention when it shared its demo of an interaction between a very life-like bot and a human being. It was an impressive display of the potential of text-to-speech applications. Although text to speech has been around for a long time, these days it’s improving so quickly that getting it right is going to be critical to keeping customers happy. In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes David Vasquez, who until recently was a text-to-speech voice designer at Google. Together, they discuss what CEOs need to be thinking about to deploy text-to-speech technology and where it’s headed in the future.

You’ll hear about:

  • Interesting applications of text-to-speech technology
  • The ethical implications of not identifying a bot as a bot
  • The importance of empathy in text to speech
  • How to make a text-to-speech system effective
  • How to deploy a system effectively
  • Trends for the future of text to speech

 

 

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