AI Madness: A Glimpse To A Real Talking Machine

How convenient it would be if we could just talk to our computers, and our computers can respond back with a level of contextual accuracy? This is one intent of most AI engineers. However, it is not as easy as it sounds (no pun intended). This is possible with the integration of the following concepts […]

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Breaking Barriers: Communicating Through Computers With Severe Autism

Everyone has an inner voice. I found a way to let mine out. –  Carly Fleischmann Autism does not manifest exactly the same for those who suffer from it, not all have the same problems and severity varies from mild to “acute”. However, all who suffer from autism have communication problems. They seem to live in […]

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Text-to-Speech: Connecting the Vision Impaired Online

Vision impairment is considerably among the most challenging disabilities a person may have as it involves loss of one of the important human senses, which is the sense of sight. Adding to the long list of things that a visually impaired person may have limitations in doing is accessing the Internet. Some parts of the […]

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Text-to-Speech: Top Software for a better E-learning experience

The introduction of eLearning has helped educators facilitate a virtual classroom experience designed to accommodate distant learners. Moreover, this has opened the doors and opportunities for flexible and distributed learning environments for students and facilitators across the globe.   The continuous developments in the eLearning environment have enabled educational institutions to enhance the richness of […]

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The Greatest Contribution of Text-to-speech Applications: The Gift of Listening

Text-to-speech (TTS) applications aid to render digital content into speech. In an instance, when the reader highlights a sentence, it is translated into spoken word. Try it! Select something on this article and listen to it. Whatever TTS features the website has enabled or your device has installed, the basic fundamental remains the same. This […]

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Meet Euphonia: The 19th Century Human Speech Synthesizer

The idea of speech synthesizers was first explored around 200 years ago. In 1779 Russian Professor Christian Kratzenstein invented an apparatus that artificially produced vowel sounds. Another invention followed in 1791 when Wolfgang Von Kempelen introduced his “Acoustic-Mechanical Speech Machine”. This machine produced single sounds, but also a number of sound combinations. Different machines were […]

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Blind Journalist Delivers News With The Aid of Text-To-Speech

Journalist Nas Campanella has been reading the news for ABC, and Triple J News to an audience of approximately 1.9 million people. What most don’t know though, is that Campanella has been blind since infancy. According to a Broadsheet Sydney’s report issued in 2014 about Campanella, “the 26-year-old Sydneysider has been blind since she was […]

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5 Reasons That Make Text-to-speech Essential To Your Website

  I must confess to generally hating sections entitled “how to read this book” and so I feel that, if I bought it, I should be able to read it any way I damn well please! Nevertheless, I feel some guidelines may be useful. ― Paul Taylor, Text-To-Speech Synthesis Websites need to be able to produce […]

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Development Of Open Source Text-to-Speech For Wikipedia Is Underway

An open source collaboration aims to add Text-to-speech functionality to Wikipedia. Essentially, the whole Wikipedia website is designed to make collaboration easy (aka Wiki). It is now the biggest open source knowledge base collaboratively written by the people who use it. The collaboration’s goal is to allow the site to read out the text to […]

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Male And Female Voices in Every Language Available For Google Text-to-Speech

Before, developers had to build their own text-to-speech functionality in their own app. Now, this feature is available worldwide on most devices. This saves hours of needlessly creating and editing audio files. The most recent update to the Google text-to-speech feature is the addition of high-quality male and female voices in US and UK English. […]

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