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Here’s how Iceland radically cut teenage drug use

It’s a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There’s an occasional adult with a pushchair, but the park’s surrounded by apartment blocks and houses, and school’s out – so where are all the kids? Walking with me are Gudberg Jónsson, a local psychologist, and […]

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Intel Refreshes 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable, Slashes Prices

This week Intel is launching a refresh of its second-generation Xeon Scalable processors based on the Cascade Lake microarchitecture. This launch represents Intel’s most aggressive pricing restructure in well over a decade. This release is quite unusual for a number of reasons. The original Cascade Lake SP series was launched in April 2019. This launch is taking place […]

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Tesla produces its 1,000,000th electric car

Tesla announced that it produced its 1,000,000th electric car – becoming the first automaker to achieve the milestone. Only a few years ago, many people didn’t believe that Tesla could produce electric vehicles in any meaningful numbers, but the automaker managed to ramp up 3 electric vehicle programs: Model S, Model X, and Model 3. […]

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Are Audio Articles the next norm in content marketing?

How often do you find an article without the ubiquitous sharing options embedded in it? It would be rather odd if I’m unable to share an article I like. There’s a similar trend that’s been picking up recently – embedding an audio version of the article, in the article along with its written text. The […]

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Can modern Text to Speech voices replace professional voice over actors?

One area of technology that is seeing rapid development is the Text to Speech technology. The four tech giants – Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM along with a lot of other opensource projects are silently competing with each other to create better and more realistic voices. But are the voices realistic enough to replace professional […]

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Can artificial voices be the next tool in a content-marketers toolbelt?

Artificial voices, also known as Synthetic or Text to Speech voices are computer-generated voices that have been around for a long time but have only recently become suitable for end consumers due to significant improvements in their quality. The application of Machine Learning has created voices that are so realistic, they are almost impossible to […]

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Could this be the most realistic Synthetic voice?

One of the technologies that have improved significantly in the last 2-3 years is Speech Synthesis technology, which is the process of generating spoken language by machine on the basis of written input. Thanks to Machine Learning and the openwork by DeepMind – a Google company, Synthetic voices are now capable of mimicking almost all […]

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How to Create a Podcast (of your articles on Medium.com)

Podcasts today, are a temple where listeners go to learn and grow. Over the years, Podcasts have evolved tremendously and today serve as a hub of seriously engaging content, specially in the Business, Motivation/Life-Coaching and News spaces. But, before we dive into ‘How to create a Podcast’, let’s first retrospect and analyze the ‘Why’… Did […]

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How to Instantly Turn Your Medium Stories into Audio Podcasts
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How to Instantly Turn Your Medium Stories into Audio Podcasts

Did you know that over 2 million articles are written everyday? Yet, only a small fraction of them gain traction and attract readers. What’s even more interesting is the fact that out of the tiny fraction of readers, half of them will read the article for only 15 seconds or even less. On the other hand, […]

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Increasing user engagement with Text to Speech – Case Study by Play.ht

We analyzed over 5000 articles with Text to Speech audio versions and studied their impact on user engagement. If you look at the user behavior for consuming content over the past few years, audio consumption has grown exponentially. And for good reasons. Audio is easy to consume, effortless to grasp and information consumed is retained […]

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