March 08, 2014
Speech scientist Rupal Patel customizes synthetic voices for people who can’t speak. She tells TED Radio Hour about helping people communicate in a voice that fits their personality.
You may recognize this as the voice of Stephen Hawking, the physicist. It’s actually the generic voice of men and women who use computers to speak for them. Synthetic speech though can be cold and impersonal, …
Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints