AWS brings Hindi Language support to Amazon Polly

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Amazon Web Services has announced the addition of Hindi language support for Amazon Polly, a machine learning service that turns text into lifelike speech allowing users to create applications that talk and build new categories of speech-enabled products.

With the addition of Hindi language support, the company now has its first bilingual voice for Amazon Polly. Aditi, first released as an Indian English voice to the Amazon Polly portfolio in November 2017, now also speaks fluent Hindi.

Aditi and Raveena are the two Indian English voices currently available on Amazon Polly, along with a variety of other voices in multiple languages to synthesize speech from text. Hindi, according to the 2011 Census of India, is spoken by over 500 million people worldwide.

The addition of Hindi language support for Amazon Polly will enhance the experience for Indian customers.

Insurance marketplace, PolicyBazaar, is using Amazon Polly’s bilingual support for their in-house interactive voice response (IVR) calling service and is looking to innovate further with the new release.

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