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Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints

20 May 2014 Milad Moodi
Many of those with severe speech disorders use a computerized device to communicate. Yet they choose between only a few voice options. That's why Stephen Hawking has an American accent, and why many people end up with the same voice. Rupal Patel has done something about it !

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Professor Rupal Patel is a speech scientist. Read more about her.

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aspect:  one part of a situation, idea, plan etc that has many parts
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