khaskhabar.com : Friday, 06 January 2023 11:18 AM
San Francisco | Tech giant Apple has quietly launched a catalog of books narrated by artificial intelligence, with potentially huge implications for the multi-billion dollar audiobook industry. As The Verge reports, the feature represents a major change in audiobook publishing, in which authors narrate their own books, a process that can take weeks and cost a publisher thousands of dollars.
According to Apple’s website, the feature is currently only available for romance and fiction books. Two digital voices (Madison and Jackson) and two more voices (Helena and Michelle) are available for non-fiction books.
“We’re starting with fiction and romance and are accepting eBook submissions in these genres,” the company said.
For the time being, the service is only available in English, and Apple is unusually picky about the books its digital narrators can read, the report said.
If users search for ‘AI narration’ in the Books app, they will find a series of romance novels with a small notice saying they are ‘Narrated by Apple Books’.
This is an Apple Books audiobook narrated by a digital voice based on a human narrator. Each reads the audiobook listing that uses the company’s digital narration service.(IANS)
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