Startup uses voice recognition to enhance bedtime stories

Startup uses voice recognition to enhance bedtime stories

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In the digital age, it is not enough for many people to simply read books – they want the opportunity to bring those books alive. We have already seen this with synchronised tailor-made music for ebooks and an ebook that turns books into games. Now, the Seattle startup Novel Effect has developed a way to add sound effects to books that are read out loud bringing children’s story time to life. Using voice recognition, Novel Effect synchronises theme music, sound effects, and even animated illustration to your voice as you read out loud from a print or ebook. With Novel Effect, you become the narrator for an immersive reading experience.

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