The Arabic version of 'my-own-voice' will be launched at Gitex’19, allowing Arabic-speaking people to preserve their voice.
Progress in voice technology means patients with speech impairments can now benefit from improved voice banking; the digital resulting voices are very like their own. A voice signal and persona can be created from scratch, based on only a few minutes of speech recordings.
‘My-own-voice’ offers end users the possibility to keep speaking and communicating, by using a reproduction of their own voice, synthetically recreated to support maintenance of identity.
It is a web service designed to make it easy for anyone to create a synthetic voice. Already available in 15 languages, we are proud to unveil the Arabic version of ‘my-own-voice’ during Gitex.
Innovation: Your digital voice based on DNN technology
‘My-own-voice’ uses DNN (Deep Neural Networks) and Artificial intelligence (AI) technology to significantly improved the quality of voice banking, directly benefiting people at risk from deterioration or loss of natural voice. A digital voice bank can now be created from as few as 350 phrases, often recorded in a single sitting over one or two hours.
Acapela’s new TTS technology, based on Artificial Intelligence, is a major component of the ‘my-own-voice’ service, delivering voices very much like the user’s own. The voice can be used with an assistive device to read any sentence, keeping the essence of the original in terms of timbre, accent and intonation. The voice and way of speaking are instantly recognizable.
Listen a voice sample of Leila - Arabic, Acapela DNN technology
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To create your own digital voice, you can simply follow these 4 easy steps:
- Apply to the ‘my-own-voice’ online service (https://mov.acapela-group.com/start-now/)
- Record the sentences at your own pace with an external headset microphone. This step takes around 60 minutes. It can be done in several sessions of a few minutes each.
- Listen to your voice in the type&talk interface
- Buy your voice only when you need it
About Acapela Group
Acapela is the European leader of voice solutions with thirty years of expertise and market feedback, strong partnerships, deep rooted R&D, an enthusiastic team and a strong appetite for innovation.
Your voice matters. And Acapela cares about it. The company aims to create voices that sound different: custom voices, children voices, voice banking with my-own-voice. Voices adapted to the needs and context of application, based on promising results on Acapela DNN. ‘My-own-voice’ Arabic version will be launched at Gitex.