Robots and other cool tech highlights
Boston Globe - 05/08/2015
Millions of people rely on automated voices to communicate, but many of them, from young girls to grown men, sound just like Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist whose computerized voice is so widely recognized. This made Northeastern University professor Rupal Patel wonder: What if everybody could have a unique voice, combining their own vocalizations with those of a donor of a similar age and background? Last year, Patel, a speech scientist, founded the company VocaliD to do just that.