With the popularity and developing of the market of the artificial intelligence in different industries in the market, Manzana and its section for audiobooks, Apple Books, will incorporate this technology in future products.
The voices generated by computer using artificial intelligence will be in charge of narrate some literary productions offered with the intention of reducing production costs.
instead of doing Payments to actors or narrators professionalsthe Cupertino company will create audiobooks wearing technologywhich will make your audio products more accessible to people.
diversity of voices
The business has developed narrated content with two voices male and two female that will tell stories of fiction, romance, non-fiction and personal development.
“The storytelling technology of Apple Books unifies technology voice production with a team of linguists, quality control specialists and engineering engineers sound to produce high-quality audiobooks quality”, affirms the company in its release official.
In the case of narratives human, Manzana will continue to offer them in its catalog of regular content and will not make variations that generate the predominance of one type of voice over another because, although these new ways of producing audiobooks are less costly for the company, “Apple Books remains committed to celebrating and showcasing the magic of human storytelling,” he said in his Web page for audiobook authors.
However, although this technology is seen as an opportunity by Apple, there are opinions against such as that of Carly Watters, literary agent of Canada who spoke to Guardian: “Companies view audiobooks as content, but nothing else. It’s not what customers are looking to hear. There is more value in storytelling.”
Although for the moment the production of audiobooks from Manzana It is very limited, since there are only 4 as of today, a diversification of these contents is expected in the following months.
Spotify and its audiobooks are not for Apple
After the conditions of the app store changed to prevent applications from making sales or micro-transactions outside of the platform, one of the companies that was affected was Spotify.
The streaming service was in the process of incorporating the option of audiobooks, at least in the United States, but with the changes introduced by Manzanathis feature has been blocked, since the acquisition of the content was not carried out within the application of Spotify but in the Web page from a third party, which would then make the file available on Spotify, something that is currently prohibited.
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