Alexa & Friends features Andrew Breen, senior manager of text-to-speech research
Hear Breen discuss his work leading research teams in speech synthesis and text-to-speech technologies, the science behind Alexa’s enhanced voice styles, and more.
In late September, Amazon announced the latest devices and services slated for release to Alexa customers during its annual Devices event. The announcements included new technology that enables Alexa to be more expressive and natural sounding via improved text-to-speech (TTS) technologies.
Tune in for the live discussion
Watch the live interview with Andrew Breen at 11am E.T. October 29 on the Alexa Twitch channel.
At 11am E.T. on October 29, Jeff Blankenburg will host senior manager of speech research Andrew Breen on Alexa & Friends to discuss the newest TTS capabilities available on Alexa. Breen has 20 years of experience leading research teams in speech synthesis and TTS technologies, and currently leads an Alexa team focused on TTS research to improve Alexa’s voice for the delight of customers. Tune into the live interview to hear more about Breen’s career history, his work in TTS research and innovation, and the science behind Alexa’s enhanced voice styles and emotional speech capabilities.