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53. VOICE BANKING

AFTER STEPHEN HAWKING LOST HIS ABILITY TO SPEAK DUE TO ALS, HE PURCHASED A SPEECH GENERATING DEVICE WHICH IS NOW HIS WORLD FAMOUS VOICE, EVEN THOUGH IT IS ROBOT-LIKE AND TODAY VERY HUMAN SOUNDING ALTERNATIVES ARE COMMON.

INTERESTINGLY, BECAUSE HIS SPECIAL APPLIANCE MANUFACTURER HAS NOW GONE OUT OF BUSINESS STEPHEN HAWKING BOUGHT SEVERAL REPLACEMENT TALK UNITS TO LAST HIS LIFETIME.

THE SIGNIFICANCE IS EVERYONE'S ADULT VOICE IS FAMILIAR TO FAMILY, FRIENDS AND OTHER ASSOCIATES AND IS OUR SOCIAL AUDIO BRAND.

SUBSEQUENTLY, AS THE YEARS PASS THE RISK OF INJURY, DISEASE, ABUSE OR AGING CAN IMPAIR HOW WE SOUND, PLUS, IN THE CASE OF GENEALOGY HAVING AN ARCHIVE OF ANCESTORS TALKING MAY BE DESIRABLE.

BOTTOM LINE, VOICE BANKING IS THE PROCESS OF DIGITALLY RECORDING OUR NATURAL VOICE FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE, INCLUDING A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE.

IN ADDITION, STEPHEN HAWKING'S DAUGHTER LUCY HAS PRODUCED A HALF HOUR AUDIO REPORT ABOUT ARTIFICIAL VOICES...

LINK: SPEECH SYNTHESIS #15
SITE: WWW DOT BBC DOT CO DOT UK

LIKEWISE, TO HELP THE OVER 10 MILLION CONSUMERS WHO CANNOT SPEAK IS THE WONDERFUL HUMAN VOICE BANK INITIATIVE AT...

SITE: WWW DOT VOCAL ID DOT ORG
NOTE: IF YOUR NORMAL SPEECH IS UNIQUE THEY NEED VOICE DONORS

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