Jul 19 – 24, 2024
America/Denver timezone

The Whole Spiel - A New Speech Synthesis API

Jul 21, 2024, 2:35 PM
250-Turnhalle | Track 1

250-Turnhalle | Track 1

40 Minute Presentation - In Person Application Development and Deployment


Eitan Isaacson


Screen reader users have relied on speech synthesis for a long time. In recent years, speech interfaces have become ubiquitous. They are used in many of our daily applications, such as assistants on our phones, smart speakers, navigation apps, and even web sites. With the advent of neural speech engines this domain has a lot of potential.

In this talk I will introduce Spiel, a new framework and library the lowers the barrier for both consuming speech and distributing high quality speech synthesizers on free platforms. I will give an overview of current state of speech APIs, and the opportunities a new speech framework, like Spiel, offers.

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Eitan is an open source software engineer with over 15 years experience working on such projects as GNOME and Firefox.

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