A read-to-me news app uses multiple sources and multiple voices to deliver news in a different way. AudiBrow uses AI text-to-voice software to present news from publications such as The Washington Post, The Economist, The Guardian, Reuters, BBC, The Verge, TechCrunch, and others.
- Voices are male and female and are attached to each story.
- The user experience is having the news read by a number of voices instead of one.
- Stories are aggregated in five sections: technology, business, sports, politics, and educational.
- Future plans are to support ‘all online news and content-based websites.’
The company calls its product ‘the first AI-powered news app.’ It is available for both IOS and Android devices.
- A number of news organizations offer audio versions of their stories using single AI voices. This seems to be the first aggregator and the first to use a variety of voices.
- It is especially suited to podcast listeners looking for a ‘grab and go’ way to consume the news.
- This is an example of ‘the AI difference.’ It is too expensive to have multiple human news readers for any one newscast. In an AI system, voices are a software tweak.
- The underlying text-to-voice model is not disclosed and provides human-like pauses and inflections.
- Company website
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