Apple: Texts become audio books9. January 2023
Apple: Texts become audio books
San Francisco, 01/09/2023
Apple now allows authors and publishers on its Books platform to turn text into audiobooks using artificial intelligence.
Apple emphasized that independent authors are also opening up another sales opportunity in this way. Both “the cost and the complexity of converting to audio” had previously prevented this.
The digital narration combines advanced speech synthesis AI with the work of audio engineers, quality control specialists and linguists, according to the company. Apple assigns specific AI voices to books based on their genre. For example, fiction and romance is narrated by the AI voices “Madison” and “Jackson”.