The concept of brand voice took a literal turn this month, with Amazon’s latest rollout, Amazon Polly, an AWS product that provides neural network-based text-to-speech services. And in dining, restaurants are teaming with online platforms to bring diners their favorite menu items. Krispy Kreme, in one case, plans to roll out nationwide delivery – DoorDash will send doughnuts by the dozen as well as boxed coffee. All this, Today in Data.
75: Number of standard voices Microsoft offers via its Azure Speech Service API.
57 percent: Share of consumers who have at least one QSR app on their phones.
35 percent: Approximate portion of the U.S. meal delivery market that DoorDash controlled in October 2019.
31: Number of new AI-synthesized WaveNet voices Google recently announced.
3: Number of AI-generated voices Microsoft currently offers in preview mode.
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