By Stephanie Ciccarelli
April 10, 2008
IVONA is the leading text-to-speech software program in Europe and its notoriety is spreading quickly.
Watch this video and let me know what you think.
According to this press release posted last week, IVO Software â€“ the manufacturer of IVONA TTS, one of the best text-to-speech (TTS) systems in the world, has begun a global viral-video campaign promoting IVONA TTS.
For the purposes of their campaign IVO prepared a short, 42 seconds long video which has already won 11 honors in the YouTube Science & Technology category. In this video IVONA TTS introduces itself to the world at the same time encouraging a viewer to test it himself or herself.
"IVONA's virtual voices may be used by creative filmmakers. Each day a number of videos with IVONA-generated voice overs are placed on the YouTube" - suggests Lukasz Osowski, President of IVO Software.
Now, text-to-speech is a topic we've touched on before, and it can become a rather heated one at that. As we watch technology advance, it appears that text-to-speech is making progress, but just how much and by whose standards?
Does text-to-speech pose a threat to voiceovers recorded for the web? Let's open this can of worms again.
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