Audiovisual Tour of the Accents of the British Isles

Although they’ve gotten better, I’ve often had difficulty using products that employ speech recognition – perhaps due to my Irish accent. Dealing with accents programmatically has to be a daunting task given just how many accents there are out there. This short clip below shows just some of the accents in the British Isles alone.

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“This Voice is Only For Me” – Synthetic Voices

As someone who has previously worked in assistive technology and worked with a lot of folks with moderate to severe speech disorders, I was very excited to discover this TED Talk – “Ruba Patel: Synthetic Voices, As Unique as Fingerprints”. It shows how the organization VocalID.org are creating unique voices for recipients, by combining the

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