Apple’s Job Openings for ‘Creative Producers’ May Hint at Plans for Machine Dubbing – via slator.com

Job-seekers, take note: Tech giant Apple is looking for “creative producers for voice.” The broad job title reflects the range of responsibilities each person will handle within an interesting department, Apple’s Text-to-Speech Design Studio.Voice producers will join research engineers, annotation analysts, and language engineers to create and oversee the synthesized...

Match.com Pays a Cool USD 1.7 Billion for Startup Built on Google Translation API – via slator.com

Online dating powerhouse Match Group (Match.com) has acquired Seoul-based tech company Hyperconnect for an impressive USD 1.73bn — its biggest purchase to date. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2021. Hyperconnect markets itself as enabling real-time conversations among users who speak different languages. The startup developed two apps,...