We launched our second project at The Guardian Voice Lab this week!

It’s a flash briefing that combined human and synthetic voice, which was a lot of fun work on. Working with SSML was a new experience for me, and although working in code was daunting initially, it’s incredibly satisfying to work on something that programmatically builds itself every day.

Give it a try.

Hey Google, speak to Guardian Briefing.

For more information on the project, check Jeremy’s blog announcement.

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