AT&T has put speech innovations from AT&T Labs to use in its own products and services. Over the years, these speech innovations have saved the corporation hundreds of millions of dollars by automating applications or services that previously required heavy staffing and expertise. And because the quality of the voice interfaces created by AT&T Labs is so high, AT&T hasn't had to sacrifice much to maintain the personal touch inherent to human-to-human interaction as it has deployed speech-enabled services.
In an effort to bring the benefits of these speech innovations to the world outside of AT&T, AT&T is integrating the following text-to-speech technologies into new and emerging managed business service offers:
The AT&T Natural Voices Text-to-Speech Engine
…is the tool for giving voice to any business or consumer application or service. It provides the highest measured naturalness and intelligibility for U.S. English TTS in the world, and AT&T Labs is applying its high standards of quality of intelligibility to more languages and voices in the next two years than any other speech solutions provider.