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OpenAI releases Voice Engine text-to-speech model

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OpenAI today released the Voice Engine model, which uses text-to-speech technology to generate natural-sounding speech based on the text input.

The company has released a small-scale preview of the model to show how it tries to resemble the original speaker.

The company says a small model with a single 15-second sample can create emotive and realistic voices. However, the sample still sounds like it needs some polish.

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OpenAI first worked on Voice Engine in late 2022 and integrated the model into text-to-speech API and ChatGPT’s voice and read-aloud features. Here are a few objectives that it is looking to accomplish with this new model:

  • Reading Assistance
  • Content translation
  • Supporting people who are non-verbal
  • Helping patients recover their voice

The Voice Engine model is in an early phase of testing including a small group of internal partners. The preview is not available for a wide range of testers.

There are a few of the improvements that are expected to come in the future build of Voice Engine. You can check all of the speech samples on OpenAI’s official website linked below.

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