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By Tyler Weitzman MS in Computer Science, Stanford University in Learning on July 18, 2022
Discover the top AI products that help make lives easier and more productive, including speech synthesis.

    Artificial intelligence technologies and products come in many different shapes and forms. From text editors to text to speech software to all things connected through the Internet-of-Things (IoT), AI can be found in almost every industry that uses digital technology through our daily lives.

    Machine learning is helpful because it assists in creating better predictive actions. From improving a dataset to using the AI to optimize speech to text software, deploying AI can be a great way to make improvements in today’s technology.

    What is artificial intelligence?

    Artificial intelligence uses machine learning algorithms, such as neural networks, to process large amounts of data quickly and improve systems or processes. AI applications and AI systems combine computer science and data science to enable an automated way to solve problems.

    Some kinds of AI have deep learning capabilities that allow real-time decision-making and a better overall user experience.

    Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to computer programs or systems capable of performing tasks that normally require human intelligence. AI is a broad field encompassing different types of artificial intelligence such as reactive AI, limited memory AI, theory of mind AI, and self-aware AI.

    Reactive AI is the most basic form of AI, which operates based on pre-set rules and does not have the ability to form memories or use past experiences to inform current decisions. An example of this is Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by IBM, which defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov by calculating millions of possible moves in real-time, without any learning from past games.

    Limited memory AI, on the other hand, can use past experiences to inform future actions. This type is often used in self-driving cars and other AI machines that need to adapt to their environments. Machine learning and deep learning, which utilize artificial neural networks to learn from large amounts of data, are techniques often used in this form of AI.

    The next level up is the theory of mind AI, a concept still largely theoretical in AI research. This form of AI would understand and interpret human emotions, possibly using advancements in generative AI. It would not only understand and respond to verbal commands like current virtual assistants but also predict human needs based on emotional cues.

    Self-aware AI, the pinnacle of AI, is also largely theoretical. This type of AI would possess its own consciousness and understand its own state of being, much like a human being. AI research is still far from achieving this breakthrough.

    AI can also be classified as weak AI or strong AI. Weak AI, also known as narrow AI or artificial narrow intelligence, is designed to perform specific tasks, such as Python-based AI applications for text analysis or ChatGPT, an AI developed by OpenAI for text generation.

    Strong AI, on the other hand, aims to replicate the human mind‘s abilities across a broad range of tasks. This is where artificial general intelligence (AGI) comes in. AGI refers to a type of AI that has the learning and problem-solving capabilities of a human brain. It is general in the sense that it can perform any intellectual task a human can.

    At the furthest end of the spectrum is artificial superintelligence, which refers to AI that surpasses human beings in most economically valuable work. Such an AI would outperform humans at nearly every task.

    Current AI technology has made significant advancements, especially in the field of narrow AI. However, the creation of AGI and self-aware AI remains a topic of ongoing research and discovery. The possibilities for future breakthroughs in AI are vast and could dramatically reshape our world.

    Industries where AI products are used

    AI products are used in many industries including the gaming, data, creative sciences, automotive for self-driving cars, healthcare, Internet of Things (IoT), bioscience, education, and finance industries.

    The top 8 types of AI products

    There are many uses for artificial intelligence products. The use of AI is becoming more common every day, so you’re sure to see these use cases in your daily life.

    Speech recognition

    For speech recognition software, using AI allows for better natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML). The AI tech is actually capable of producing natural-sounding human speech without having to have real human intelligence.


    Chatbots are examples of artificial intelligence and natural language processing being used together. Chatbots are designed to understand the questions they’re being asked and to automate their responses.

    Whenever you shop with Amazon, eBay, or another business, you are likely to see a chat come up with a chatbot available for immediate questions. These are often used after hours when human customer service agents aren’t available.

    Machine learning algorithms

    Machine learning algorithms are used to make predictions and correct the process if a prediction is wrong. There are four types of MLA: supervised, semi-supervised, reinforcement, and unsupervised. These are each beneficial, but unsupervised is the most automated, allowing the machine to interpret data on its own as it finds new patterns without human instruction.

    Mobile apps and smartphones

    Mobile apps and smartphones use AI, as well. For example, think about Apple’s SIRI or Amazon’s Alexa. Both are AI software that responds to your inputs and gives you results. For example, SIRI can work as a text-to-speech or translation tool. Alexa can order from your favorite stores on Amazon for you.

    There are, of course, many other AI applications on smartphones, but these are just a couple of examples of AI in action.

    Image recognition

    Image recognition algorithms learn to identify patterns, such as what your face looks like. Image recognition can now be used to unlock your phone or to search for images that look the same across the internet.


    AI automation is often used in e-commerce and by companies like Microsoft, Apple, or IBM to improve their background processes and workflows. Automation can quickly sort through data and complete data analytics for companies, for example, without having to have a human interacting on the machine learning platform.


    Many algorithms are AI algorithms today. From autonomous vehicles to AI searching for breaches in cybersecurity, there are many AI tools being used by major corporations, startups, and smaller businesses to protect themselves and make their repetitive work easier. Data scientists are always trying to improve on these algorithms, so AI can continue to get better all the time.

    Speech synthesis

    AI is also used for speech synthesis, which is changing lives by making it possible to listen to and create vocal expressions using artificial intelligence. Speech synthesis can now be hyper-real, giving a voice to those who do not have one, or reading content to those who need to listen without the robotic vocal sounds of the past.

    Speech synthesis is used in healthcare by providers hoping to give a voice to those with disabilities. It is also used in other industries, like education, to make sure students and others can learn by leveraging the power of text to speech technology—and one of the best text to speech programs available is Speechify.

    Speechify uses a powerful application programming interface, or API, with the help of AI to produce very natural-sounding reading voices that can read the text on a website or document—giving those who cannot read, who have trouble reading, or who prefer listening to information the option of doing so with ease.

    Why AI Technology is important in 2022

    Devops teams all over the world are working on private and open source AI products with pricing that people can afford. It’s important because these products are making it easier for people from all walks of life to enjoy comfortable, modern living. From synthesizing speech to make it easier to listen to an article with natural sounding voices to making a workday easier with automation, AI tech continues to be an important part of society.

    FAQs about AI

    What are some AI products?

    There are many different kinds of AI products available today. The following is a list of AI products that you may come across:

    • Maps and navigation tools that automatically reroute you or inform you about changes or hazards up ahead.
    • Facial detection software that helps you log into your phone or other electronic device.
    • Autocorrect, which automatically identifies misspelled words to prevent errors.
    • Speech synthesis tools, like Speechify, which convert text to speech, so you can listen to documents instead of reading them.
    • Chatbots that can route you to the correct answers for all the questions you have.
    • Digital assistants that schedule appointments or remind you of things you need to do.

    What are artificial intelligence examples?

    The four artificial intelligence types are reactive machines, limited memory, Theory of Mind, and self-aware. Other subsets of AI include big data, machine learning, and natural language processing. Artificial intelligence examples include Face ID, the search algorithm, and the recommendation algorithm, among others.

    What are the latest products of AI in the market?

    There are several products featuring AI in the market today. Some of these include:

    • Virtual agents, such as chatbots, which can take your order or answer your questions.
    • Biometrics, which can help you log into your phone using your face or a fingerprint.
    • Robotic process automation, which helps automate tasks so that human workers don’t spend as much time on repetitive processes.
    • Natural language generation, which helps machines communicate more like humans for better interactions.
    • Advanced text to speech programs like Speechify, which can turn any text file to an audio file read aloud by a natural-sounding and customizable voice that is powered by AI technologies.

    What are AI-powered products?

    There are many different AI-powered products that are used in everyday life. You may not even realize that you’re using them.

    Some of the most common include facial recognition, social media fees that have an algorithm that affects what you see, smart cars, drones, speech to text and text to speech software, AI autopilot in vehicles, and others.

    AI is now being used to improve lives by automating processes to make it easier to do the things you need to get done, from helping someone with dyslexia read a book (such as with the help of Speechify) to providing security by using enhanced biometrics.

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    Tyler Weitzman

    Tyler Weitzman

    Tyler Weitzman is the Co-Founder, Head of Artificial Intelligence & President at Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews. Weitzman is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received a BS in mathematics and a MS in Computer Science in the Artificial Intelligence track. He has been selected by Inc. Magazine as a Top 50 Entrepreneur, and he has been featured in Business Insider, TechCrunch, LifeHacker, CBS, among other publications. Weitzman’s Masters degree research focused on artificial intelligence and text-to-speech, where his final paper was titled: “CloneBot: Personalized Dialogue-Response Predictions.”

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