Voice Enabled internet communication has been long awaited. A new partnership for technology from AT&T may bring it a little closer to our webtops
VocalPoint Technologies, producers of a technology to voice-enable Web content is partnering with SpeechWorks International a leader in the telephony-based speech technology industry, to deliver voice applications.
VocalPoint products enable immediate voice access to HTML Web content and applications from any phone.
VocalPoint will integrate SpeechWorks text-to-speech engine, named Speechify, into its
proprietary VoiceBrowser technology, allowing VocalPoint to deliver speedy voice solutions.
Speechify is the result of a partnership between SpeechWorks and AT&T, the first commercial product to capitalize on 30 years of AT&T Labs research developing human sounding speech with sophisticated language analysis capability.
The vocal browser technology retrieves existing Web content, synthesizes the text in real-time and delivers it in an easy-to-understand audio format over any phone.
Callers can listen to information that changes regularly such as emails and weather reports, in a humanoid voice that tries to sound nice.
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