Lausumo MTF presentation 2012

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Presentation of Lausumo at the MoneyTalks® Forum on the 11th of October, 2012.

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Lausumo MTF presentation 2012

  1. 1. Speaking to new audiences MATTI AIRAS CEO LAUSUMO SPEECH TECHNOLOGIES OY
  2. 2. Problems with ExistingText-to-speech (TTS) Offerings• Synthesizers are improving on quality …• … but they still sound flat! • Audiobooks sound monotonous and droning • Spoken subtitles in TV difficult to speed up or slow down • Synthesized game characters can’t express emotions • Cost for creating own corporate voices is prohibitive Lausumo Confidential | © 2012 Lausumo Speech Technologies Oy
  3. 3. Lausumo Presents: Lausuja TTS• Based on GlottHMM speech synthesis technology • Invented at Aalto University and Helsinki University • 5 M€ of Finnish science investment• More natural and human • Even for long text passages• Capable of expressive speech • Happy, commanding, suggesting, angry, sad• Very easy to create new voices • Cost with competing technologies: 30–150 k€ • Cost with Lausuja: <1000 € Lausumo Confidential | © 2012 Lausumo Speech Technologies Oy
  4. 4. Team Matti Airas, Dr. Jari Alhonen CEO CTO Tuomo Raitio Antti Suni Martti Vainio, Prof. Paavo Alku, Prof. Researcher Researcher Advisory Board Advisory Board Member Member Lausumo Confidential | © 2012 Lausumo Speech Technologies Oy
  5. 5. We Do Natural Speech Synthesis • This is what GlottHMM speech synthesis sounds likeFinnish English Chinese • More samples at www.lausumo.com/samples Lausumo Confidential | © 2012 Lausumo Speech Technologies Oy
  6. 6. Example Application Areas forLausuja TTS• Audio publishing• Media and communication• Telephony services• Automotive and location-based services• Accessibility• Game industry• E-learning and edutainment Lausumo Confidential | © 2012 Lausumo Speech Technologies Oy
  7. 7. Where We Are Now• Incorporated in August 2012• Financing secured for the R&D phase• Need to scale up and accelerate • Offer more languages • Reach key international markets • Build marketing channels• Looking for an active investor to support our ramp- up! Lausumo Confidential | © 2012 Lausumo Speech Technologies Oy
  8. 8. Sounds good? We’d love to talk to you! Contact us at: Matti Airas matti.airas@lausumo.com +358 50 484 0973 Lausumo Confidential | © 2012 Lausumo Speech Technologies Oy

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