Avatar systems are software or hardware platforms that are used to create and control virtual representations of people, often for use in virtual reality or online communication. Some avatar systems include an AI engine, which allows the avatar to perform tasks such as speech synthesis, speech recognition, and facial recognition.
Avatar systems may also include text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities, which allow the avatar to generate spoken language from text input. This is also known as speech synthesis. TTS systems often include lip-sync, which synchronizes the movement of the avatar’s lips with the generated speech.
Speech-to-text (STT) capabilities allow the avatar to recognize spoken language and convert it into text. STT systems are often provided by third-party software tools, such as the Microsoft Speech API for desktop systems, the Google Speech API for the Chrome browser, or the built-in speech tools for iPhone and Android mobile devices.
Advanced avatar systems may also include face tracking and facial recognition capabilities. Face tracking allows the avatar to track the movement of the user’s face and adjust its own facial expressions accordingly. Facial recognition allows the avatar to recognize the user’s face and use it to control the avatar’s appearance or behavior.
- Avatar (computing)
- Facial recognition system
- Microsoft Speech API
- Speech recognition
- Speech synthesis
- Windows Speech Recognition
Mobile (iPhone & Android apps)