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Why should I choose text to speech instead of human narration?

It is not that easy to say whether human narrators are better or text to speech tech. It is better to consider the pros and cons of each of these solutions. We can consider three main measures in our comparison. Cost, quality and time.

Cost
TTS is the winner in cost comparison, as one can convert 10 articles of 10,000 characters each (about 40 - 60 minutes of audio) by Artivle’s regular package of only $20, whereas hiring a voice talent for narrating up to 5 minutes of duration starts from $275, which is more than 10 times higher than TTS!
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Quality
Even considering the latest technology of text to speech conversion, there is a gap between human voice-over and TTS voice quality. There is still room for improvement to add inflections and warmth of human voice to the engine produced voice. With this said, in many cases the requirement of the user is met in TTS tech. The main purpose is to convey a message to the audience.
Time
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Light on the new tech for visually impaired

According to a research in 2016 and based on the World Health Organization Quality of Life parameters (WHOQOL-Bref), it is observed that low vision participants had lower quality of life scores in all four domains, i.e. environmental, physical, social and psychological domains.


Empowering the visually impaired in reading capability is one of the ways to increase the quality of life of this important part of our society. Reading can have a positive impact on the social and psychological aspects of the quality of life; as it improves social skills, grows self-esteem and reduces anxiety and depression. Thus, using new technology to make them capable of reading can lead to the enhancement of their quality of life and help them be more socially engaged and psychologically healthy.
Your browser does not support iframes. Assistive technology for visually impaired is improving everyday and creative businesses and startups are finding novel ways to make life easier for people with this type o…